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Old March 21st, 2011, 09:11 AM   #1
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Leigh said: It is getting harder for me to follow baseball because the players move around all the time. It gets hard to keep up. Joe Girardi was always one of my favorite players, so I'm glad he's the skipper of the Yankees. I love Derek Jeter but don't like A-Rod, cause I don't think A-Rod is a true Yank.



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Of course not. He started with the Mariners, then went to the Rangers, and now with the Yankees.



If you want to find a true baseball player that has never switched teams no matter how much money was shown to him in mega bucks, look at Tony Gwynn, Sr., when he played for the Padres. Look at Craig Biggio when he played with the Astros. That's loyalty for you.



I despise Barry Bonds. His trial starts today. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. He denies using steroids, but his trainer, Greg Anderson, refused to answer questions to the grand jury. That put him in jail. Only he would know if he gave steroid shots to Bonds.



The Padres have done a lot of shuffling since the season ended last year. How can one tell a player without a scorecard?



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Sometimes a players "loyalty" has nothing to do with it. Plenty of "loyal" players have been traded.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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Sometimes a players "loyalty" has nothing to do with it. Plenty of "loyal" players have been traded.


The subject is more of not trading a "loyal" player, but a player being a free agent. The Padres had to let Adrian Gonzales go because they could not afford to keep him. They got some lesser prospects for now. But I'll be glad to see #23 in a Red Sox uniform in three months. A true gentleman. I understand that he is now back from his injury.
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Leigh said: It is getting harder for me to follow baseball because the players move around all the time. It gets hard to keep up. Joe Girardi was always one of my favorite players, so I'm glad he's the skipper of the Yankees. I love Derek Jeter but don't like A-Rod, cause I don't think A-Rod is a true Yank.



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Of course not. He started with the Mariners, then went to the Rangers, and now with the Yankees.



If you want to find a true baseball player that has never switched teams no matter how much money was shown to him in mega bucks, look at Tony Gwynn, Sr., when he played for the Padres. Look at Craig Biggio when he played with the Astros. That's loyalty for you.



I despise Barry Bonds. His trial starts today. It will be interesting to see how it plays out. He denies using steroids, but his trainer, Greg Anderson, refused to answer questions to the grand jury. That put him in jail. Only he would know if he gave steroid shots to Bonds.



The Padres have done a lot of shuffling since the season ended last year. How can one tell a player without a scorecard?







It is a disgrace that Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron's home run record. He doesn't deserve to be in the company of Hank Aaron, Willie Mays or Babe Ruth.



Some players have great value to their team and won't be traded even when there may be better players around (Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken come to mind). I cannot imagine Mariano Rivera playing for any other team.



I met an year old man today who played for the Jasper Steers, a Negro League semi-pro team, in the mid 50's. He told some great stories. And, yes, it is that "Jasper."



















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It is a disgrace that Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron's home run record. He doesn't deserve to be in the company of Hank Aaron, Willie Mays or Babe Ruth.



Some players have great value to their team and won't be traded even when there may be better players around (Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken come to mind). I cannot imagine Mariano Rivera playing for any other team.



I met an eighty year old man today who played for the Jasper Steers, a Negro League semi-pro team, in the mid 50's. He told some great stories. And, yes, it is that "Jasper."


Wouldn't that be the team from Jasper, Alabama, a town NW of Birmingham? I think Rivera will be a Yankee until he retires.



Hank Aaron has no use for Bonds, either. A friend of mine hates Bonds because he wouldn't sign a baseball for her son. He is so arrogant.
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Wouldn't that be the team from Jasper, Alabama, a town NW of Birmingham? I think Rivera will be a Yankee until he retires.



Hank Aaron has no use for Bonds, either. A friend of mine hates Bonds because he wouldn't sign a baseball for her son. He is so arrogant.


Nope, they were the Jasper Texas Steers.
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Nope, they were the Jasper Texas Steers.


Hmmmm, okay. Well, some of those Negro league players were good enough to be in the major leagues, except for the color barrier. Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, etc. Thanks to Branch Rickey putting Jackie Robinson on the field, he opened the door to the colored men playing a game they love.
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Hmmmm, okay. Well, some of those Negro league players were good enough to be in the major leagues, except for the color barrier. Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, etc. Thanks to Branch Rickey putting Jackie Robinson on the field, he opened the door to the colored men playing a game they love.


I was surprised that it was Jasper, Texas, given recent events there, but there was even a movie planned about a white pitcher who pitched for the Steers.
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Wouldn't that be the team from Jasper, Alabama, a town NW of Birmingham? I think Rivera will be a Yankee until he retires.



Hank Aaron has no use for Bonds, either. A friend of mine hates Bonds because he wouldn't sign a baseball for her son. He is so arrogant.


I'm going to add something here about Bonds. He said that he didn't know he was taking steroids. His trainer, Greg Anderson, who is in jail right now for refusing to testify, said that he was giving Bonds flax seed oil.



Where, that can be taken orally as a supplement, especially if you are trying to keep your cholesterol down. Flax seed oil is a golden-colored supplement. The steroid that Anderson was injecting into Bond's ass is not a golden-colored liquid.



I am sure that the prosecution can figure that out. If Bonds was ever put on the stand and is cross-examined by the prosecution, they should ask him what color the medication was. One of Bonds' friends said he saw Anderson holding a syringe, but that he didn't see him inject whatever it was inside to Bonds.
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This thread is Baseball 2011, F Barry Bonds.......who is playing for this year?



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