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Old May 30 2013, 03:30 AM   #271
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Obviously there are exceptions to the rule. Players still retaliate but that is rarely directed towards the head of a player. I'm not even arguing how stupid the unwritten "eye for an eye" rule is. I'm just saying that avoiding going inside just to avoid the possibility of hitting someone in the head is an unenforceable and unnecessary concept.
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Old May 30 2013, 10:59 PM   #272
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If the Mets somehow complete the subway series sweep tonight, I will jizz strikeouts and shit homers.
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Old May 30 2013, 11:17 PM   #273
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Only time I'd ever not root for the Mets is a Subway Series.
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Old May 31 2013, 12:27 AM   #274
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Juan Fransisco has been designated for assignment. <_<
Just grand.
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Old May 31 2013, 12:42 AM   #275
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Juan Fransisco has been designated for assignment. <_<
Just grand.
Juan Francisco sucks, so this isn't exactly a net loss for the Braves. Sucks on defense, very weak at the plate (his SLG is just embarrassing), a pretty ridiculous K/BB ratio ... yeah, not a loss in the slightest.
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Old May 31 2013, 01:47 AM   #276
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Only time I'd ever root against the Mets is a Subway Series.
You don't root against the Mets, you root FOR the Yankees. Rooting against a team means you have no confidence in your team.
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Old May 31 2013, 01:57 AM   #277
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^ Good point. Much better choice of phrase than I had. Edited my last post accordingly...
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Old May 31 2013, 02:03 AM   #278
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Only time I'd ever root against the Mets is a Subway Series.
You don't root against the Mets, you root FOR the Yankees. Rooting against a team means you have no confidence in your team.
I have no confidence in my team and I still root for them.

Been going back to the same tired well for 26 years. I should know better.
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Old May 31 2013, 02:11 AM   #279
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And before somebody asks me for the 1,000,000,000th time how I can be a fan of both the Yankees and the Mets: I simply have a touristy obsession with New York City (which predates my attachment to baseball), and thus I root for both teams that are from there. If I was into football, I'd root for the Giants and Jets. Etc.
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Old May 31 2013, 02:21 AM   #280
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But neither the Giants or the Jets are from New York City.
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Old May 31 2013, 02:23 AM   #281
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^ Not that again.
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Old May 31 2013, 02:37 AM   #282
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But neither the Giants or the Jets are from New York City.
How can you mention the Jets without a reference to the greatest play of all time?

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Old May 31 2013, 04:25 AM   #283
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If you're intentionally trying to bean their head, I'll agree. If you're throwing up and in to get them off the plate because they're crowding it, that's completely justifiable.
I don't think it's justifiable to even intentionally create a risk of hitting someone's head. If he was trying to get him to back off the plate by throwing near his head and actually hit his head, you would find that to be ok?

I generally don't have a problem with players pegging other players, but I do have a problem with them doing it in the head.
Would I find it justifiable to pitch inside to a player crowding the plate? Yes and so would just about any coach under the sun from high school up to the show. I'm with you about not aiming for the head but if you are saying to avoid pitching inside to completely erase the possibility of a head shot then you would probably not make it out of high school as a pitcher. Its extremely rare that a pitcher ever deliberately aims for the head so I find this concern somewhat unwarranted.
The rarity that this happens is up for debate, but the poster I was responding to specifically spoke in favor of aiming towards a player's head if he is crowding the plate, so I was only responding to that.

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You don't root against the Mets, you root FOR the Yankees. Rooting against a team means you have no confidence in your team.
I'm rooting against both the Yankees and the Mets
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Old May 31 2013, 12:51 PM   #284
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I too root for both the Yankees and Mets, as well as the Jets and Giants. I believe that you should support your local teams. I understand that not everyone thinks that way, just how I am. A lot of this stems from as a child, being a Mets fan but going to a lot of Yankees games at Yankee stadium. Same with the Giants, impossible to get Giants tickets so we went to Jets games. In fact I didn't go to a Giants game until my senior year of high school. I went to all the home games that year and the Giants won the Super Bowl. That was in 1986, I was working part time at a car dealership in the Meadowlands and my boss got free tickets, he would give them to me.
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Old May 31 2013, 01:04 PM   #285
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I went to college in the Bronx when the Yankees were winning titles left and right. The old stadium was a short subway ride away, and I went to a ton of games. I grew up a Mets fan, but have no problem with the Yanks other than subway series time.

My old man never cared for sports all that much, but my mom was born in Brooklyn and scorned by the Dodgers as a kid. Been a Mets fan since Day 1. So that rubbed off on me as a kid.

As for the Jets and Giants...I hope a blimp full of diarrhea and broken glass crashes into Met Life Stadium. Go Pats!
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