grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Stevo wrote:
> Patrick Farrell scribbled something like:
>
>> Ya but when you perform like he does, it's hard to say no.

>
> True, but you'd hate to see him get hurt because he can't take a hit
> like he used to, or he can't get away like he used to.


4 years from now if he's still playing, he'd still be better than
anything bears quarterback for the last few years 🙂
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BSchnur Absent Member.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

> Someone please tell Favre to sit down and shut up. You're retired. Get a
> microphone and get paid to sit on your butt.
>

Sort of sad -- for a long time Favre was a definite good guy -- but this
past month, he's almost 'done a Manny'. I have this image of the
Dodgers and Red Sox in the world series and having Manny get DRILLED by
Paplebon.

If I were a Red Sox fan I would really be steamed at Manny.

I watched him playing at the past couple of Dodgers games -- all of a
sudden he can run and actually play almost adequate defense. He could
always hit, but now he's playing as if he is getting paid $20M a year --
oh wait, he WAS getting that before.



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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Patrick Farrell scribbled something like:

> 4 years from now if he's still playing, he'd still be better than
> anything bears quarterback for the last few years 🙂


I haven't paid any attention to any of the bears' quarterbacks for a
while now. <G>
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Barry Schnur scribbled something like:

> I watched him playing at the past couple of Dodgers games -- all of a
> sudden he can run and actually play almost adequate defense. He
> could always hit, but now he's playing as if he is getting paid $20M
> a year -- oh wait, he WAS getting that before.


I don't know, saw a couple 'highlights' of his first game, sure looked
like he took his time trying to get to what ended up being a triple
when it should've been a single.
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Stevo wrote:
> Patrick Farrell scribbled something like:
>
>> 4 years from now if he's still playing, he'd still be better than
>> anything bears quarterback for the last few years 🙂

>
> I haven't paid any attention to any of the bears' quarterbacks for a
> while now. <G>


You haven't missed much. Of anything. Really.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Patrick Farrell scribbled something like:

> You haven't missed much. Of anything. Really.


Sorry to hear that..............*not* really. <G>
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BSchnur Absent Member.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

> I don't know, saw a couple 'highlights' of his first game, sure looked
> like he took his time trying to get to what ended up being a triple
> when it should've been a single.


Right -- in the first game he was facing good pitching (his two hits
were a 5 hopper and an infield swinging bunt) and he was unsteady in the
outfield.

The next two games he was pitched to in situations where a pitch around
would have made sense -- and the pitchers were 'bottom of the rotation'
pitchers. So his hitting was better. But he also was actually making
an effort to run out ground balls and did play an adequate left field.

But LA goes on the road -- plays St. Louis this week -- I suspect that
LaRussa will be more effective in terms of managing the pitching to him.

But it was really clear to me that Manny (perhaps working with Boras)
really manipulated things to force the trade. I sure as heck wouldn't
want that guy in a clubhouse when he's doing 'being Manny' game.


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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Barry Schnur scribbled something like:

> Right -- in the first game he was facing good pitching (his two hits
> were a 5 hopper and an infield swinging bunt) and he was unsteady in
> the outfield.


Looked like he was dragging a plow in the outfield. Granted I know I
could do no better, but still..........

As far as his 'being Manny', I get a kick out of a lot of his antics.
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BSchnur Absent Member.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

> As far as his 'being Manny', I get a kick out of a lot of his antics.

But his acting out to the intentional detriment of the Red Sox struck me
as close to actionable.

And I think he'll find that it has cost him money -- he's apparently
looking for a 4 year $100M deal as a free agent (replacing the $20M a
year for the next 2 years with the Red Sox). If I were one of the
wealthy teams that could afford him (and avoid playing him on the field)
-- that means the Yankees and Angels essentially, or teams in NL willing
to give up defense big time in left field -- perhaps the Dodgers or
Mets), I'd be SURE to include 'behavioral stipulations' in the contract.
But even the high dollar clubs would be foolish to go 4 years guaranteed
with this 36 year old prima donna head case -- and certainly not at $25M
per).

Then again, it might be fun to see him on the Cubs and watch Zambrano
punch him out after an outfield misplay.


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Barry Schnur
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Barry Schnur scribbled something like:

> But his acting out to the intentional detriment of the Red Sox struck
> me as close to actionable.


Oh I agree on that type stuff, I'm talking more about his stuff like
high 5-ing a fan after a catch, etc.

> Then again, it might be fun to see him on the Cubs and watch Zambrano
> punch him out after an outfield misplay.


LMAO!! That would be hilarious, minus the defensive blunder of course.
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BSchnur Absent Member.
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Re: 2008 Oddities...

> Oh I agree on that type stuff, I'm talking more about his stuff like
> high 5-ing a fan after a catch, etc.


Right -- no problem with that. The other stuff was Manny being an (well
forum rules preclude the next word).

> > Then again, it might be fun to see him on the Cubs and watch Zambrano
> > punch him out after an outfield misplay.

>
> LMAO!! That would be hilarious, minus the defensive blunder of course.


Indeed -- heck, perhaps Kent will take him out in LA...


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Barry Schnur
Former Novell Support Connection Volunteer Sysop

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Re: 2008 Oddities...

Barry Schnur scribbled something like:

> Right -- no problem with that. The other stuff was Manny being an
> (well forum rules preclude the next word).


primadonna is a banned word? <G>

> Indeed -- heck, perhaps Kent will take him out in LA...


Could be quite entertaining
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