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May 28, 1998
Buck Showalter has Barry Bonds walked intentionally with a two-run lead with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. The move works!
Boz said it first!!
I just heard that Bruce Bochy as stated that D'Angelo Jiminez has lost his starting job as the Padres 2nd baseman. He said the he would get the start against lefty starters.
I guess those who thought Jiminez would be a better player that Soriano are eating a little crow right now. Are you listening Rob Neyer?
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A bunch of baseball beauties from yesterday, only a few of which directly (or indirectly) affect the Yanks.
1. In 1941 Yanks beat Senators in Griffith Stadium in D.C. during the first game there under the lights. We win 6-5.
2. Five years later to the day, in the first night game at Yankee Stadium, the Senators return the favor, beating us 2-1.
3. In 1956 Dale Long hits a homer in his eighth consecutive game, a record that is eventually tied by Donnie Baseball (and later still by Junior...
pretty interesting stuff the Fatman and Fruitloops were saying on the FAN today .....
one quote from a texas player that said he's heard minor leaguers say they can't wait to get to the big show so they can start taking drugs (apparently there is a drug screening program in the minor leagues)
Oakland second baseman Randy Velarde pulls an unassisted triple play against the Yankees. Velarde catches Shane Spencer's line drive, tags Jorge Posada between first and second, and touches second before Tino Martinez can return there. It's only the 10th regular season UTP in Major League history.
I read something about the WHite Sox offering the fans the deal of a lifetime...250 a ticket to see a doubleheader, a movie, SLEEP ON THE FIELD, and see a midnight show of "the natural"
I wish the yanks would do that. What a fantastic event!!!
When looking at the schedules of our AL East rivals i noticed something very stupid.
The Toronto Blue Jays, and the Baltimore O's don't play until MID JULY!!!!!!!
They play every single one of their games against each other AFTER the all-star break.
Who are the geniuses who came up with this idea? If i was an O's or Jays' fan i'd be balking pretty heavily at this. BOOOORING second half.
Okay Dan Patrick said there's a poll on ESPN to name Jose's new book that he's writing...I couldn't find the poll at first glance -- I'll try to find it later and put up the link...but he said the leader right now is "Off the Top of My Head"!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know there are a lot of funny and intelligent people on this site...got any ideas for the book name?
Bonds doesn't think Big Mac is done yet
Barry Bonds passed the retired Mark McGwire on the all-time home run list Saturday, but the Giants' slugger doesn't think Big Mac is out of the picture just yet.
"Nobody knows. Mark could shock the world and come back," he told the San Francisco Chronicle on Friday. "When he walked away from the game he was far from done playing baseball, in my opinion. If he felt he could get healthy again, I wouldn't put it past him if he came back. He's capable...
As if ripped from the "Die Boston" and "Explain Barry Bonds" threads, these headlines are from the online Ironic Times:
-Baseball: 85% of Players on Steroids
The rest are on waivers.
-Boston Red Sox Surge, Despite "Curse of the Bambino"
Therefore, say experts, it must be a strike year.
I for one, don't believe I will come back as a fan, how do you folks feel?
He went absolutely NUTZ when the Pirate's SS couldn't make a play on a groundball up the middle. They almost fought in the dugout and Boehringer had to be held back. I'm glad that guy's not on our team anymore... :eek:
Is this some kind of record? Mike Piazza just should stop making throws to the 2B. He just can't do it and it's not worth making an embrassment outta himself and hurting his team (especially when he's not hitting that well) by having a bunch of bases stolen and making throwing errors. It's painful to watch a DH stubbornly holding onto a critical defensive positoin like that. HMMMM. Steve Phillips WILL regret the Mo Vaughn trade.
Ever since Tino left the Yanks, his defensive wizardary at 1B...
Anyone read this book?
It really looks fantastic, and I'm thinking of getting it. Or hopefully finding it at the library.
I am very curious, but under any circumstances, if the Sox made the World Series (hypothetically of course!), would you be inclined to root for them?
Lst night, the Yes Crew were commenting at some length about how low attendance is at Comisky, while the Cubs, who are dreadful draw many more people.
Part of it must just be Wrigley and the fact that Comiskey and Comerica are probably the worst of the new parks becuase of their cavernous feel.
And I don't know Chicago so I don't know is neighborhood has anything to do with it.
BUT- don't you think setting off fireworks when you get a two runhomer late in the game when you are down 8...
OK, is it just me or do the accomplishments come in bunches today? You can't just have ONE guy break a hallowed record, nowadays; it has to be at least two.
You know what my first thought was after Cammy hit those four homers three weeks ago (after no one had done it in eight years prior)? (Well, after the whole "no way, that's awesome" disbelief set in...) "Who else will do it this season?" I was positive it would happen again, because that's the way things seem to work recently. Sure...
WFAN's Richard Neer said this morning that they are working on a national date for August first for all the fans to boycott games to send a message to the greedy owners and greedy players.
Guess the Yankees aren't going to have both Giambi's. I read this on Rotoworld.com
Phillies acquired outfielder Jeremy Giambi from the Athletics for first baseman-outfielder John Mabry.
Anybody else notice how easy it is to notice Pedro when the Sox are beating the Yankees, but then when the Sox are getting their faces kicked in he's nowhere to be found? I caught about 6 innings on TV of the game Saturday and 5 innings of the game on TV last night and didn't see him once. Giambi's homer must have sent the little bitch running for his hole.
5-0 Red Sox vs. The Blue Jays, top of the 3rd.
I was reading the paper and stuff earlier with the Mets game on in the background. Someone on the Marlins (perhaps Castillo, or even former Yank Andy Fox) bunted for a base hit up the third baseline. It was weird in that the ball was on the dirt on the fair side of the baseline from the beginning and never went foul. Anyway, it reminded me of having read in yesterday's paper that it was 21 years ago today that Mariner third baseman Lenny Randle got down on all fours and blew KC Royal Amos...
Baseball Weekly's Paul White has a great idea:
Fill your All-Star Ballots with only Twins and Expos players. Vote early and vote often.
Many of us still go to the games, and we still watch on television. This will be a great way to make our voices heard. Won't Bud love it when the fans have spoken in such a way?
I plan on doing it, although I do have to give Soriano my vote. He was ripped last year!
Where is Ricky?
I try to follow the progress of as many ex Yankees as I can. I haven't seen Ricky's name in a box score in quite a while. I know he was hitting around .150. The Phillies don't have him listed on their latest on line roster.
Can anyone help out?
After reading the following:
I don't see any mention of a salary cap, just a lot of revenue sharing.
So what are the players upset about?
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