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Old July 10 2012, 01:42 AM   #361
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That's an insult to Dickey. What a... dick.
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Old July 10 2012, 05:22 AM   #362
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Prince Fielder wins the home run derby. Jeez, he's a big guy. Hard to believe he once hit an inside the park home run (of course, that was at the screwy Metrodome and he was probably about 30 lbs. lighter then).
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Old July 10 2012, 05:50 PM   #363
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Cubs fan here. Been one my whole life. I'm just hoping that maybe in the next couple years the Cubs will be able to develop the younger players as well as possibly get some power players so the team can actually be a real contender. Its getting old seeing them blow leads or lose games by only 1 or 2 runs.

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Old July 10 2012, 07:35 PM   #364
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Tony La Russa selected Matt Cain to start for the NL in the All-Star Game. Why? Because he was concerned about Posey catching an unfamiliar pitcher (Dickey).

Seriously.

Not joking.

La Russa then began claiming that Dickey will pitch at some point, but only to Ruiz (which makes no sense, it isn't like the Phillies have knuckleballers). Half of the press conference was various reporters blasting him over this, to the point that Cain himself said it made no sense.

Man, La Russa isn't just a troll -- he's just a straight-up jackass.
Him, him, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck him!
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Old July 10 2012, 10:29 PM   #365
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^ And also fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck those jackasses in KC who booed Robinson Cano just because he didn't pick Billy Butler for the HR Derby team.

(Then again, Prince Fielder got the same treatment a year ago for not picking Justin Upton...)
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Old July 10 2012, 10:39 PM   #366
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That was 40,000+ people. I think that was really funny.
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Old July 10 2012, 10:41 PM   #367
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Yeah, it wasn't exactly the classiest behavior but considering how he didn't pick Butler and the fact that he is on a team that perpetually trounces the Royals ( ), it was bound to happen.

That was 40,000+ people. I think that was really funny.
Well, each gold ball was 18,000 dollars towards charity. It's a bit disgusting seeing people cheer against that.
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Old July 11 2012, 12:09 AM   #368
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Cubs fan here. Been one my whole life. I'm just hoping that maybe in the next couple years the Cubs will be able to develop the younger players as well as possibly get some power players so the team can actually be a real contender. Its getting old seeing them blow leads or lose games by only 1 or 2 runs.

Sigh
I've been seeing that, more or less, for 35 years or so.

Yeah, hopefully the Ricketts' are serious about winning, but they do have to consider it a business too.

Hiring Epstein & Hoyer were huge moves, obviously.

It is seriously going to take time though. The minors were practically empty of good talent for a long time.
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Old July 11 2012, 02:00 AM   #369
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^ And also fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck those jackasses in KC who booed Robinson Cano just because he didn't pick Billy Butler for the HR Derby team.
It was a pretty pathetic thing to see.

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That was 40,000+ people. I think that was really funny.
I am no Yankee's fan - but no, it wasn't funny. Even the announcers were uncomfortable with it.
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Old July 11 2012, 05:25 AM   #370
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I'm not a fan of booing when it isn't deserved. Save it for when someone does something unsportsmanlike or crass.

You hit a homer off my closer, fine.

You hit my best slugger in the head, the boobirds come out
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Old July 11 2012, 11:54 AM   #371
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I can't stand booing, especially for your own players. The only time you boo your own player is if there is a CONSISTANT lack of trying. Not getting a hit or living up to some stats they had several years ago doesn't warrant booing. The stupidest booing is when a pitcher throws over to first base, followed by the intentional walk.

The only booing I support is the half-hearted booing of a player who has killed your club, because it's a sign of respect.
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Old July 11 2012, 09:56 PM   #372
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The stupidest booing is when a pitcher throws over to first base, followed by the intentional walk.
Yeah, I never could understand why that gets booed. Seems that every damn time a pitcher does a pickoff move, they boo! Why the hell do that...it's an accepted move. People should get over it.
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Old July 11 2012, 10:03 PM   #373
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The stupidest booing is when a pitcher throws over to first base, followed by the intentional walk.
Yeah, I never could understand why that gets booed. Seems that every damn time a pitcher does a pickoff move, they boo! Why the hell do that...it's an accepted move. People should get over it.
It's generally because a pickoff attempt is successful very, very infrequently, and all it does is slow down the at-bat. One or two attempts, sure, but when you get to Steve Trachsel levels of bringing the game to a grinding halt, you're damned right I'm going to boo and expect the pitcher to sack up and deliver the pitch.
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Old July 12 2012, 12:19 AM   #374
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So many folks are talking and have been talking about Bryce Harper, and rightfully so. But if I had a choice, I'm not so sure I'd take Harper over Mike Trout.

GIF of a catch Trout made in the 2012 All-Star game
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Old July 12 2012, 01:05 AM   #375
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The stupidest booing is when a pitcher throws over to first base, followed by the intentional walk.
Yeah, I never could understand why that gets booed. Seems that every damn time a pitcher does a pickoff move, they boo! Why the hell do that...it's an accepted move. People should get over it.
It's generally because a pickoff attempt is successful very, very infrequently, and all it does is slow down the at-bat. One or two attempts, sure, but when you get to Steve Trachsel levels of bringing the game to a grinding halt, you're damned right I'm going to boo and expect the pitcher to sack up and deliver the pitch.
I also thought it had to do with discouraging the pitcher from doing that so as to increase the chance of the player stealing

Although I do think intentional walks should be automatic. Just inform the umpire and let him take first.
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