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Question: Which team has the best rotation in the National League?
Padres - 2 (12.5%)
Diamondbacks - 5 (31.3%)
Mets - 2 (12.5%)
Cubs - 4 (25%)
Dodgers - 2 (12.5%)
Brewers - 0 (0%)
Other - 1 (6.3%)
Total Voters: 16

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« Reply #2040 on: June 18, 2008, 03:57:21 PM »

Meeting every Thursday , right after Cap's Don'tknowjackshit club.

Just before Kid's I'MSOFUCKINGSMARTI'VELEARNEDHOWTOKISSMYOWNASSREPEATEDLY club.

See, now, I don't think that's fair, either.

Cap, you and I had to learn that as part of our studies, from growing up in the Cold War, whereas it's only an elective now.
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« Reply #2041 on: June 18, 2008, 04:23:00 PM »

For a no holds barred mets forum, who welcomes all fans, try us out.

http://lennynyr.proboards82.com

Even assholes like law120b are welcome.  Wait...he's already there and living up to his label!!
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« Reply #2042 on: June 19, 2008, 05:56:29 AM »

Meeting every Thursday , right after Cap's Don'tknowjackshit club.

Just before Kid's I'MSOFUCKINGSMARTI'VELEARNEDHOWTOKISSMYOWNASSREPEATEDLY club.

See, now, I don't think that's fair, either.

Cap, you and I had to learn that as part of our studies, from growing up in the Cold War, whereas it's only an elective now.

That club met about 2x a month during every Civil Defense Drill.

Kind of miss crouching under the desk waiting for the bomb to drop.

Today in schools, we practice cramming all the kids into a dark corner and waiting for a domestic lunatic with an assault rifle to jiggle the classroom door.

That's progress!
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« Reply #2043 on: June 19, 2008, 12:31:24 PM »

Meeting every Thursday , right after Cap's Don'tknowjackshit club.

Just before Kid's I'MSOFUCKINGSMARTI'VELEARNEDHOWTOKISSMYOWNASSREPEATEDLY club.

See, now, I don't think that's fair, either.

Cap, you and I had to learn that as part of our studies, from growing up in the Cold War, whereas it's only an elective now.

LOL

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« Reply #2044 on: June 20, 2008, 11:42:12 AM »

We've reached that time of the year when everyone who gives a hoot about the Phillies likes to climb up on his stump and shout about how the team needs to make a big trade for a starting pitcher.
And while we certainly believe that the Phils will need another arm to get by the first week of October - maybe even to get to October - and that someone like C.C. Sabathia could be the difference in getting this team to the World Series, there's one little matter that's not getting enough attention here in the land of the championship-starved:

The best pitching acquisition the Phillies might be able to make is sitting right in their clubhouse, probably with a long face, probably feeling sorry for himself.

His name is Brett Myers, and right now, he's killing this team. Right now, he stinks. If that's a little too blunt, too bad. That's the way the tough-guy righthander talks. That's what he understands.

Yo, Brett, you stink. You're 3-8 with a 5.58 ERA in 15 starts. Your club is 4-11 in those starts. You're supposed to be better than this. Are you?

Myers pitches tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Angels. It's time for him to start turning it around, time for him to start contributing, time for him to start pitching like the guy who was awarded the last two opening-day starts.

It's time for manager Charlie Manuel to stop saying that Myers' spot in the rotation is safe, even if he has no idea who will take his place. Adam Eaton was one bad start from losing his spot in the rotation in Houston last month. That's why the Phils lined up minor-league prospect Antonio Bastardo on his day. Eaton, a guy who has taken a lot of flak and never complained about it, responded with five quality starts heading into tonight's assignment against the Angels.


Philly Inquirer writer Jim Salisbury "battering" Brett Myers.
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« Reply #2045 on: June 20, 2008, 12:09:23 PM »

Bastardo....tough name to have if you become a major league pitcher, or any public figure....I can hear the chants now.....
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« Reply #2046 on: June 20, 2008, 12:10:05 PM »

Probably no worse than Fukudome, though.
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« Reply #2047 on: June 20, 2008, 12:14:32 PM »

Yeah, there is probably an all-star team of "worst baseball names".  Who else could be added....I bet quite a few.
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« Reply #2048 on: June 20, 2008, 12:16:25 PM »

Coco Crisp is pretty lame...for a name.
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« Reply #2049 on: June 20, 2008, 12:23:22 PM »

Here's a nickname list:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/legendary/best_nicknames.shtml

Notice that "Splendid" is spelled wrong.


Personally, I always like "Whitey" and "Nails".

and "The Mad Hungarian".
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« Reply #2050 on: June 20, 2008, 12:23:28 PM »

Of course when he HAS a quality effort, it would behoove his teammates to get him a W (something they have done ONCE in his last 4 QS)
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« Reply #2051 on: June 20, 2008, 01:05:49 PM »

Yeah, there is probably an all-star team of "worst baseball names". 

Larry "Chipper" Jones.
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« Reply #2052 on: June 20, 2008, 01:26:33 PM »

Probably no worse than Fukudome, though.

Okay, here's a starting list:

Antonio Bastardo
Kosuke Fukudome
Rusty Kuntz
Randy Bush
Gaylord Perry
J.J. Putz
Pete LaCock
BJ Upton
Albert Pujols
Bobby Cox
Dicky Thon

I'm sure there is plenty more....
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« Reply #2053 on: June 20, 2008, 01:54:41 PM »

Coco Crisp is pretty lame...for a name.

For a ballplayer, you're quite right, but for a breakfast cereal, not bad.

Whatever happened to the names like Mudcat Grant, Goose Goslin,, Dummy Hoy, Catfish Hunter, Heinie Manush, Puddinhead Jones, Sudden SAM Jones, Vida Blue, Yogi Berra, Satchel Paige, et. al.?
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« Reply #2054 on: June 20, 2008, 02:21:45 PM »

They retired
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