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Author Topic: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)  (Read 335182 times)

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1395 on: January 09, 2012, 01:38:50 PM »
2012 HOF announcement is today

Likely that Barry Larkin will get in, but that's all

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1396 on: January 09, 2012, 10:13:36 PM »
Yep, it was just Larkin that was elected. Jack Morris and Jeff Bagwell missed out again.

Next year it's the big one..... Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, Piazza


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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1398 on: January 15, 2012, 10:28:34 AM »
The Highlanders remake their shaky rotation by trading for Michael Pineda of the Mariners and signing free-agent Hideki Kuroda, formerly of the Dodgers.

The latter is a surprise, given that it was widely believed that Kuroda would only pitch for a West Coast team or return to Japan.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1400 on: January 22, 2012, 12:32:18 AM »
Yet another baseball player is not who they said they were.

First it was Miami's "Leo Nunez" now it's the Indians' "Fausto Carmona"

http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=7484132

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1401 on: January 25, 2012, 06:54:14 AM »
Prince of Motown

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7498284/detroit-tigers-reportedly-land-prince-fielder-214m-offer

With the Red Sox, Highlanders, Phillies and Angels set at First Base; the Dodgers and Mets skint and the Cubs rebuilding; there weren't many places for Fielder to go. Therefore Boras has worked his magic again to get over $200m

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1403 on: February 04, 2012, 11:25:33 AM »
Josh Hamilton has had an alcohol relapse.

Whilst acknowledging that his health comes first, it'll be interesting to see how this affect the Rangers' approach to the upcoming contract negotiations.

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1404 on: February 08, 2012, 02:24:16 PM »
Looks like the Telegraph editorial staff were struggling to fill space in their sports section today.

Why else would there be an article about baseball books on the back page

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/baseball/9067303/As-baseball-inspires-another-gripping-tale-in-the-US-where-are-the-novels-to-express-our-love-for-cricket.html

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1407 on: February 20, 2012, 10:46:16 PM »
Got a new computer, and couldn't get on here for a while, then I forgot to once I could...

Been a while.

Ortiz signs with A's for like 150 bucks....

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1408 on: February 21, 2012, 07:50:23 AM »
Got a new computer, and couldn't get on here for a while, then I forgot to once I could...

Been a while.

Ortiz signs with A's for like 150 bucks....

Hey Paul, glad that you're back.

I take it you meant that MannyBManny has signed with the A's rather than Papi ?

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7594873/manny-ramirez-agrees-deal-oakland-as

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Re: I know none of you care but ........ (the Baseball thread)
« Reply #1409 on: February 24, 2012, 07:39:56 AM »
Ryan Braun has won his appeal against a suspension for using PEDs


http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7608360/milwaukee-brewers-ryan-braun-wins-appeal-50-game-suspension

Just read the report and it appears that an arbitrator may have thrown out the case because of a "chain of custody" problem (full details of the ruling haven't yet been released).

Its going to be interesting to see how Braun reacts when reporters ask why his sample was positive.

As a semi-Brewers fan, in one way I'm happy that he'll be available to play. However, on first glance, it does look like he might have got away with cheating.

I see that MLB is considering appealing the ruling. Therefore, this specific case isn't over yet.

It may also lead to other players who have failed tests (cough...... Manny Being Manny...... cough) appealing on similar grounds.


The ruling could also have implications in the wider sporting world if it turns out that chain-of-custody and testing procedures have not been adhered to elsewhere.