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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335203 times)

Offline The Left Side

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1215 on: July 06, 2011, 02:48:57 AM »
Why don't they go on the best stats, instead of the most popular system.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1216 on: July 07, 2011, 11:23:28 AM »
Why don't they go on the best stats, instead of the most popular system.

That'll cause even more arguments....... Sabrs at dawn !

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1217 on: July 07, 2011, 03:41:44 PM »
From ABCNews...................

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Q. Has anyone ever reached 3,000 hits before Derek Jeter?

A. No. No one has ever done it. Ever. Except for the 27 other guys who did it.

Q. Doesn't Derek Jeter's tenure with the Yankees exemplify the kind of loyalty rarely seen in sports these days?

A. Yes. Derek Jeter has played for the Yankees and only for the Yankees for 16 years. He has regularly turned down offers to play for less elsewhere. He selflessly accepted a near record-setting 10-year, 180 million dollar contract (during which time he led the Yankees to a single World Series title). And when that contract was over, he showed great charity and generosity by forcing the Yankees to overpay him again.

Q. Is Derek Jeter the greatest Yankee ever?

A. Unquestionably. No other Yankee held significant records before Jeter (if you exclude home runs, games-played-in-a-row, hit streaks, etc). And they didn't really win much before him.

Q. How important is Jeter's gentlemanly behavior off the field?

A. Very. Derek Jeter hasn't been involved in a single embarrassing marital episode. Not one. If Derek Jeter has taught us one thing, it is the true nobility in not ever getting married. Hear that boys and girls?

Q. Isn't Jeter the glue that holds the Yankees together?

A. Absolutely. And that glue has such residual adhesiveness that when he was injured this year, and unable to take the field, the Yankees played their best baseball of the season. That is some awesome glue.

Q. As Captain, hasn't he established an extraordinarily high standard for sportsmanship in the clubhouse?

A. Yes. At a minimum, until a verdict is reachedin the Clemens trial, it is absolutely true to say no Yankee has ever been convicted of lying to Congress about taking steroids and HGH. And under Jeter's leadership, no Yankee has refused to play for two games in a row.

Q. Is this record more significant because Jeter is a Yankee, and the Yankees represent something special to America?

A. Yes. If you have never been out of New York, it is totally reasonable to think people outside New York are obsessed with the Yankees. America LOVES them (if by America you mean New York, north Jersey and Connecticut south of Hartford.) And relatively speaking (relative to being punched in the throat), people outside New York do not resent the overwhelmingly disproportionate coverage given to the Yankees.

(Disclaimer: The author actually thinks Derek Jeter is really good baseball player, and a first ballot Hall of Famer. He just hears a bit too much about the guy every now and then)

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1218 on: July 08, 2011, 01:02:42 PM »
Although the media may be saying that Jeter is sitting on 2998 hits, it should also be noted that he's actually already at 3183.

Over his career, Jeter has 185 hits in the playoffs and World Series.

I've never really understood why baseball statistics exclude a player's post-season performances.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1220 on: July 08, 2011, 07:00:11 PM »

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1221 on: July 08, 2011, 08:28:41 PM »
Such a shame as his son was right there to witness it, RIP.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1222 on: July 09, 2011, 09:20:50 PM »
Not sure how to do the shorter links

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110614&content_id=20463750&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

But Jeter gets 3000 with a home run, fair play but I still don't like 'em.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1223 on: July 10, 2011, 05:10:14 PM »
Grudging congrats to Derek Jeter on his 3000th (really 3185th) hit.

As mentioned above, no one in the history of baseball apart from the 27 other players who did it before him have ever had 3000 hits.

NB - Just imagine how many hits Ichiro would have had if he'd have started his career in MLB rather than playing all those years in Japan first. I think that he'd have had a shot at catching Cobb and maybe even Rose

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1224 on: July 12, 2011, 07:41:25 PM »
There were some big hits in the Home Run Derby last night, they changed the format a little and it wasn't quietly entertaining but tonight's game should be better.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1225 on: July 12, 2011, 07:57:22 PM »
OK, UK and Left Side, I get Jeter. He's an amalgram of John Terry, David Beckham, Alex Ferguson and Adele.

But he's getting older all the time.  heh heh heh...er, just thought of something.

Is he Bobby Charlton? If he is, grit your teeth and prepare for another 40 years.



 
« Last Edit: July 12, 2011, 08:02:46 PM by Louzie0 »

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1226 on: July 13, 2011, 04:47:02 PM »
I hope he goes quietly into retirement and stays away from the limelight but I have the feeling he will be all across the North American media and they will love him even more.

Plus it was the All Star game last night, NL 5 AL 1 so the first game of the 2011 World Series will be held at Wrigley Field, I can't wait... oh hang on the Cubs are crap, so see you in Philadelphia then!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1227 on: July 14, 2011, 01:10:12 AM »
From ABCNews...................

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Q. Has anyone ever reached 3,000 hits before Derek Jeter?

A. No. No one has ever done it. Ever. Except for the 27 other guys who did it.

Q. Doesn't Derek Jeter's tenure with the Yankees exemplify the kind of loyalty rarely seen in sports these days?

A. Yes. Derek Jeter has played for the Yankees and only for the Yankees for 16 years. He has regularly turned down offers to play for less elsewhere. He selflessly accepted a near record-setting 10-year, 180 million dollar contract (during which time he led the Yankees to a single World Series title). And when that contract was over, he showed great charity and generosity by forcing the Yankees to overpay him again.

Q. Is Derek Jeter the greatest Yankee ever?

A. Unquestionably. No other Yankee held significant records before Jeter (if you exclude home runs, games-played-in-a-row, hit streaks, etc). And they didn't really win much before him.

Q. How important is Jeter's gentlemanly behavior off the field?

A. Very. Derek Jeter hasn't been involved in a single embarrassing marital episode. Not one. If Derek Jeter has taught us one thing, it is the true nobility in not ever getting married. Hear that boys and girls?

Q. Isn't Jeter the glue that holds the Yankees together?

A. Absolutely. And that glue has such residual adhesiveness that when he was injured this year, and unable to take the field, the Yankees played their best baseball of the season. That is some awesome glue.

Q. As Captain, hasn't he established an extraordinarily high standard for sportsmanship in the clubhouse?

A. Yes. At a minimum, until a verdict is reachedin the Clemens trial, it is absolutely true to say no Yankee has ever been convicted of lying to Congress about taking steroids and HGH. And under Jeter's leadership, no Yankee has refused to play for two games in a row.

Q. Is this record more significant because Jeter is a Yankee, and the Yankees represent something special to America?

A. Yes. If you have never been out of New York, it is totally reasonable to think people outside New York are obsessed with the Yankees. America LOVES them (if by America you mean New York, north Jersey and Connecticut south of Hartford.) And relatively speaking (relative to being punched in the throat), people outside New York do not resent the overwhelmingly disproportionate coverage given to the Yankees.

(Disclaimer: The author actually thinks Derek Jeter is really good baseball player, and a first ballot Hall of Famer. He just hears a bit too much about the guy every now and then)

I don't get the joke...

Derek Jeter is for some odd reason hated around the league all of a sudden, and I am not sure why...

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1228 on: July 14, 2011, 01:14:55 AM »
Not sure how to do the shorter links

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110614&content_id=20463750&vkey=news_mlb&c_id=mlb

But Jeter gets 3000 with a home run, fair play but I still don't like 'em.

Weird... why would you not like him?
I can understand not caring about him, saying he isn't the player he was, or saying you hate how good he was against your team he was in his prime...

But I don't understand how you can have something against him.

Also, it wasn't just a HR.
It was a day he went 5 for 5 (with that HR and the 3000th hit) and batted in the game winning RBI!

I mean that was WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY more than just an impressive day!

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1229 on: July 14, 2011, 05:43:41 PM »

Weird... why would you not like him?
I can understand not caring about him, saying he isn't the player he was, or saying you hate how good he was against your team he was in his prime...

But I don't understand how you can have something against him.

Because he's Derek Jeter and he plays for the Evil Empire. What more reason do we need.

However, in my case its more jealousy rather than dislike