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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #45 on: May 1, 2004, 08:32 AM »
There was a bit on the local TV News last night about that...people didn't really like him around here either, he's got a huge mouth and isn't missed

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 1, 2004, 09:42 AM »
My Cubbies get to Busch stadium in St Louis and have their heads up their rears again there.  Wood threw the ball past 6-6 Derrek Lee that led to a run.  Then 3 relief pitchers walk 4 batters in the bottom of the 9th to lose to the Cardinals.  Sick.  Walks the winning run in.  Not so good.  

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 1, 2004, 11:30 AM »
My Cubbies get to Busch stadium in St Louis and have their heads up their rears again there.  Wood threw the ball past 6-6 Derrek Lee that led to a run.  Then 3 relief pitchers walk 4 batters in the bottom of the 9th to lose to the Cardinals.  Sick.  Walks the winning run in.  Not so good.  

Kerry Wood should get a pass on that one.  If not though, we would love to see him in pinstripes in NY!!
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 1, 2004, 03:45 PM »
What the hell's with all the old men kicking ass this year?  Damn...

Clemens, Kevin Brown, Glavine, and obviously Bonds.  Sheesh, has this become an old farts game, or what?  These guys are incredible testaments for keeping yourself in shape, and for proving that the young punks in today's game aren't really all that.  I'm stoked for Clemens, annoyed with Bonds, and pissed with Kevin Brown (since we traded him to the Yanks for NOTHING).  Regardless, it's fun to watch, and good for baseball that these geriatric patients are still hangin' around...

Dodgers and Angels are still playing pretty well, which is cool.  Can't figure out WTF is going on down in Florida still, with that crew of no-namers.  Almost the same can be said for the Twinkies right now.  Those clowns better slow their butts down too, 'cause I don't want Scott to be able to talk too much smack this season.

The Sox are still up there too, so Matt, Mikey, and Jim must be pretty happy these days.  Just don't get your hopes up too much fellas, 'cause after all - they're still the Red Sox...   ;)   :P

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 1, 2004, 05:40 PM »
pissed with Kevin Brown (since we traded him to the Yanks for NOTHING


How are you liking Jeff Weaver?

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 2, 2004, 04:14 AM »

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 2, 2004, 12:32 PM »
So, how 'bout those Yankees? :-*

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 2, 2004, 01:04 PM »
What the hell's with all the old men kicking ass this year?  Damn...

Clemens, Kevin Brown, Glavine, and obviously Bonds.  Sheesh, has this become an old farts game, or what?  These guys are incredible testaments for keeping yourself in shape, and for proving that the young punks in today's game aren't really all that.  I'm stoked for Clemens, annoyed with Bonds, and pissed with Kevin Brown (since we traded him to the Yanks for NOTHING).  Regardless, it's fun to watch, and good for baseball that these geriatric patients are still hangin' around...
As much as I was ticked off at Clemens for coming back after he said he was going to retire, you've got to respect him.  He's able to spend a lot more time with his family, so you've got to be happy for the guy.  AND, he's still churning out good starts, all while closing in on Steve Carlton's position as second on the all-time strikeout record list.

Kevin Brown is turning out to be a great acquisition, especially since the Yanks were able to part ways with Jeff Weaver.  If you want to blame anyone for the deal, blame the Dodgers for wanting to dump salary by making the trade in the first place.  Brown has turned out some great performances thus far.  Plus, now that he's got some offense and not the Dodgers, I see his W-L record going up this year.

Dodgers and Angels are still playing pretty well, which is cool.  Can't figure out WTF is going on down in Florida still, with that crew of no-namers.  Almost the same can be said for the Twinkies right now.  Those clowns better slow their butts down too, 'cause I don't want Scott to be able to talk too much smack this season.
Well, I've got tickets to see the Yanks take on the Angels in a couple of weeks.  I'm curious to see how Vlad and Colon are going to mesh with that team.

The Sox are still up there too, so Matt, Mikey, and Jim must be pretty happy these days.  Just don't get your hopes up too much fellas, 'cause after all - they're still the Red Sox...   ;)   :P

True.  It's only May.  There's a full 5 months of baseball to play, and it's only going to get more interesting.  One of the most interesting stories to come out in the past couple of days?  Pedro Martinez suspending contract extension talks with the BoSox, and saying he's going to test the free-agency waters come the offseason.  That, and him getting rocked by the Rangers of all teams last night had to bring a smile to my face.  But as much as I think the Yanks might be interested in Pedro in the offseason, I sincerely hope they don't pursue him.  He comes across like he's a cancer in the clubhouse.  Do you really need someone like that?  Especially when they come at the price of $17.5 million a year?  No thanks.
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 2, 2004, 02:48 PM »
So, how 'bout those Yankees? :-*

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I'm a New Yorker and a Yankee fan transplanted into Boston for the last 4 years (coming to an end in 3 weeks).  

Let me tell you, the Red Sox fans here have gone so long without winning a championship, 85 years, that they've actually made a regular season series with the Yankees in April their "world series."  You can't believe the carrying on.  Every year I've been here they've started out saying, "THIS is the year."  This is the 4th straight year I've heard this.

Now I don't know the exact reasons why, and I don't think anyone does, but every single year I've been here the Red Sox are smoking the first 1/2 of the year and take a dive after the All Star Break.  And it's not just because the Yankees go nuts as the playoffs approach.  The Red Sox just never have been able to hold it together.

I think the Yankees are going to win their division this year, again.  If that's the case, maybe the Sox won't even make the playoffs.
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 2, 2004, 03:33 PM »
The Bopensiero award for April:

Jim Tracy, 4/23 -- 4 intentional passes. Count 'em, 4 base-on-(no)balls to Bonds in one game.

Jake Peavy (SD), 4/21 -- Up 8-0 in the 6th, too chicken s- to try to get Bonds out. Pitches aren't even close.

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 2, 2004, 07:12 PM »
Unfortunately for Bonds everytime somebody does pitch to him it's ends up an HR.  It's scary!  I don't blame pitchers/managers for walking him all the time.  To bad for the Giants fans I suppose.  

Well another great Cubs/Cards game today.  The wrong team won...again.  LOL!

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #56 on: May 2, 2004, 07:36 PM »
Blowouts or bases loaded though you have to pitch to him...what is surprising to me though is how horrible the Giants Pitchers are doing

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #57 on: May 2, 2004, 09:02 PM »
Here's one of the funniest things I've heard this season.  San Francisco traded with the Twins for catcher AJ Pierzynski.  Word is that he was not the best guy in the clubhouse.  Well, that rep has followed him to the city by the bay.  It's only May, and a Giants pitcher was quoted as saying that Pierzynski was a cancer in the clubhouse.  To make it even more interesting, when the Giants were playing the Padres, Pierzynski was talking trash about his own pitcher to Phil Nevin during an at-bat.  Can you believe this?!
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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #58 on: May 2, 2004, 09:47 PM »
Here's one of the funniest things I've heard this season.  San Francisco traded with the Twins for catcher AJ Pierzynski.  Word is that he was not the best guy in the clubhouse.  Well, that rep has followed him to the city by the bay.  It's only May, and a Giants pitcher was quoted as saying that Pierzynski was a cancer in the clubhouse.  To make it even more interesting, when the Giants were playing the Padres, Pierzynski was talking trash about his own pitcher to Phil Nevin during an at-bat.  Can you believe this?!
Jedi Idej pointed this out last page...but its true, glad to see him gone from here :-*

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Re: It's Outta Here! The JD Official 2004 Baseball Thread
« Reply #59 on: May 3, 2004, 12:01 AM »
In his Friday radio segment (which he got because of his personality), AJ was about as subdued as I've ever heard him. You can tell he was still numb from the criticism even after they had a team meeting to address it. He said he thought he was getting along great with everyone, so the the article came as a complete shock.

Publicly, everyone is playing nice. The comments I've read from the players and organization brass downplay the incident as past and buried. Even Torrealba, the catcher given the vote of confidence by one of the players in the article, argued that he knows his role is as backup.

If he heeds the wake-up call and learns how not to irritate everyone, the gang tackle would have been a good thing. He'll need to use that new-found congeniality on his next team.

I think he'll be moving on next year but not because of the discontent. He won his arbitration for 3.5M this year and the Giants won't offer a long-term deal with an annual salary anywhere near that.