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Old 08-10-2010, 05:57 PM
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That proves once and for all time that a couple of hot dogs and a beer during a game maybe should have been banned during Ruth's playing years.

Damn he was a hell of player!
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:43 AM
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Still want Cliff Lee ? (for the Yanks that is... for the Mets they have a couple of, uh, holes in their rotation the size of the titanic, but I digress)

NYY
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0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2

7 12 0
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1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0

6 11 0
W:
Wood, K (2-4, 5.13);
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Feliz, N (3-3, 3.70);
SV:
Rivera, Ma (24)
HR:
NYY:
Thames (4).
TEX:
Young, M (17).

New York Yankees chase Cliff Lee, Marcus Thames leads comeback with homer in 8th, winning RBI in 9th

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meanwhile the Mets STILL haven't won back to back games since June!!
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:24 PM
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one CAN'T make this up... 4 years in a row the Mets meltdown in August... this takes the prize:

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:19 AM
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Clemens will try to drag Pettite into the mud....

Is it me? I DID NOT WANT THIS BUM on the Yankees from day 1. Bad decisions seem to linger for a long time....



This isn't about whether you think the United States Congress should be in the business of essentially prosecuting baseball players for using baseball drugs. That is just a way to change the subject. No, this is only about whether or not you think Roger Clemens lied to Congress one day in February of 2008.
And ultimately it is about whether you think Clemens - if he did lie up and down - ought to be able to get away with that.
It was the President before this one, George W. Bush - whose father Clemens calls a good old Texas pal - who essentially told baseball to clean up its act in the area of performance-enhancing drugs. Told baseball that if it couldn't do that, he would. Like he was going to bring baseball back dead or alive.
It took awhile because, let's face facts, these things always do in baseball. But out of all that came Sen. George Mitchell's report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball. Then Roger Clemens' name was in there, and in lights, as a user. Clemens told everybody it was a lie, told that to Mike Wallace and every microphone in sight and finally to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Now that same government has indicted him because it says he's the liar.
"At the start," a lawyer familiar with both sides of this case said the other day, "Roger's main defense was, 'do you think I would be that stupid to take drugs?' We now know that may have been a rhetorical question."
The lawyer continued: "In New York there is the well-known story of a defense attorney who asked a tough detective if he really expected the jury to believe his client would do something so stupid. The detective responded, 'I never say I caught the smart ones.'"
Rusty Hardin, who rode right along with Clemens to this moment, to this six-count indictment against his client, says that Clemens has been looking forward to this moment all along. Sure he is. Who wouldn't want to be indicted on perjury and obstruction and face jail time? Rusty Hardin, who doesn't know when to shut up the way his client doesn't - maybe it wasn't just destiny that brought them together - makes it sound like more fun for the two of them than a trip to Six Flags.
"The most interesting aspect of this," the same lawyer said, "is that Rocket has paid millions of dollars in fees to attorneys and public relations specialists to get himself indicted by the federal government. And, get this, now he says he's 'happy.' "
Suddenly there is the notion, floated by friends of Roger, that the government may have overstepped its bounds by going after him this way. As if the hearings run by Henry Waxman and Tom Davis were some kind of perjury trap. As if they tricked Clemens into testifying. Really? Clemens did everything except pay them to let him testify even after being told that he didn't have to.

It wasn't enough that he had called out his former trainer, Brian McNamee, as a liar, and had even sued McNamee for defamation. Oh no, he wanted his day in Congress, to let Congress decide who was telling the truth: Clemens, or McNamee and Andy Pettitte. You see by these indictments who the government believed on this one.
From the start, the insane strategy of Clemens' agents and lawyers and P.R. geniuses was to put him in front of as many microphones as possible, tell his story as often as possible, even open himself up to all possible scrutiny with a defamation suit against McNamee. Keep telling the version of things he finally told in Room 2154 of the Rayburn Building, February, 2008, and could get him about 18 months of jail time when this is all over.
Nobody ever slept better at night knowing Martha Stewart was doing time. Nobody ever felt that way about the sprinter Marion Jones. But they both found out that if you lie to the federal government, it comes after you.
Maybe everything Clemens did was informed by Mark McGwire's appearance in front of Congress in 2005, when he wouldn't admit to using steroids - pleaded what my friend Bob Ryan has always called the "Fourth-and-a-Half Amendment - and ruined his chances at the Hall of Fame.
But Clemens should have paid attention to Jason Giambi, who apologized for something or other and admitted to nothing after BALCO and got by with that. He should have paid attention to Pettitte, who might ultimately do as much damage to Clemens as McNamee, who got by with a story about using HGH only a couple of times and only to be a good teammate.
"Roger's lawyer says can't wait for the trial," the lawyer I talked to said. "Maybe (Hardin) didn't get his whole fee upfront."
If Clemens is the one who has been telling the truth all along, if McNamee is the liar and Pettitte is the one who misremembered a conversation about human growth hormone, Clemens has nothing to worry about. And what seems to be a train-wreck strategy will have worked like a charm for him.
If not?
Clemens will be the one who wants to misremember everything he said and did, everything his lawyers and agents let him do, from the time he called his first press conference after the Mitchell Report.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:47 AM
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not New York but just another delusional roid-player... drugs must do something to these fellow's brains:

CHICAGO – Retired slugger Sammy Sosa is upset with the Chicago Cubs for not retiring his No. 21 jersey, telling a magazine that the organization doesn't care about him.
Sosa hit 545 homers over 13 seasons with the Cubs while becoming one of baseball's biggest stars. But he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles in 2005 after a sour end to his time in Chicago.
Sosa tells Chicago Magazine for a story in its September issue that his "number should be untouchable because of the things that I did for that organization."
Rookie outfielder Tyler Colvin is wearing No. 21 for the Cubs this season.
Sosa finished with 609 homers in 18 years in the majors. He hasn't appeared in a game since 2007.


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yeah, like become an EMBARRASSMENT
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Old 08-24-2010, 11:39 AM
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Back to Clemens:

This just in: Roger Clemens indicted for perjury.
Those trapped inside the pinstriped cocoon that is the Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network were hit with the "bulletin" feeling Sunday when, during a rain delay (sixth inning), Michael Kay informed the unwashed masses of Rocket's legal predicament.
No matter that Al Yankzeera's report was late, three days after the story broke. YES had a chance to get into it Thursday afternoon, during its Tigers-Yankees telecast, but ignored the story. So on Sunday, when the Bombers TV propaganda arm finally recognized Clemens' indictment, it became an officially sanctioned piece of Yankees memorabilia.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...#ixzz0xXQ15iA4

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I love the description!

I really DON'T like Kay (he is only slightly less annoying than the Sterling / Waldman combo....)

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In an online poll by Newsday, Waldman was voted the worst commentator in New York by the fans. [8][9] WFAN-AM hosts Chris "Mad Dog" Russo and Mike Francesa have poked fun at her over-the-top reaction to the Roger Clemens signing in which she repeatedly exclaimed "Oh my goodness gracious! Of all the incredible things I have ever seen!"[10] Suzyn eventually confronted the duo in a long expletive-laced tirade, in which she expressed her obvious embarrassment of the situation. After the conversation, Mike and Chris vowed never to play the clip again, only to play it repeatedly later on in the evening.[11] The clip is also played to mocking effect on Boston sports radio WEEI[12][13][14] and for comedy on Boomer and Carton in the Morning, The Opie & Anthony Show, The Howard Stern Show, The Jim Rome Show, and ESPN Radio's The Herd with Colin Cowherd."
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The Nova kid pitched well last nite...
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that he did. they wound up losing, but still...

hadn't really followed him, so it was a bit of a surprise.
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Old 09-03-2010, 09:36 PM
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am amazed that there is a strong possibility of facing this character, even in his supporting role at times, in the world series:

Melky Cabrera


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  • HR 4
  • RBI 38
  • Runs 44
  • SB 7
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 200
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  • Born: Aug 11, 1984 - Bajos de Haina, Dominican Republic
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Old 09-07-2010, 09:56 AM
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Does anybody really care about this, and how many of these were roid-induced?

New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez makes history with 14th season of 100 RBI




Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees connects for a homer against the Orioles on Monday.

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None of this matters unless he puts up in the post season.
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None of this matters unless he puts up in the post season.
Disagree, it matters in terms of $$$$$$$ for A-Rod. Sorry but taking steroids while playing for the Rangers for three years does not negate the sum total of his career accomplishments.

Funny he admits the truth and gets slammed but Ortiz who denied it but was on the infamous list is still treated like a god in Boston.

I'll bet that there are many more guys whose names are on that list and pray every day there are no more deliberate "leaks" by the Feds.

I'm afraid the courts will have to find Clemens guilty of perjury if the Feds plan on taking on Bobby Bonds. Otherwise it will be a racially motivated prosecution. Expect Revs Al and Jesse in the courtroom and leading protest rallies.

I agree with you about Sterling and Waldman. Sterlng was just OK with Kaye but he's gone way over the edge now with his home run calls and nick names. Susyn Waldman is not great but in my opinion the worst commentator is Keith Jackson. Biggest whiner around, totally cynical. Reminds me of a few sorry XXX teachers I had many years ago.
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Bahstan fans are fickle. Aroid didn't admit it until, as you alluded, his name was leaked, and I agree... there are a host of other players who are praying their names don't get intentionally "leaked".

I don't see how it matters in terms of $ to Aroid, he's had 2 of the highest contracts in history already. He's made enough, but he won't be getting any accolades for this.

IMO the entire era stinks due to drugs. BBall acted way too late and it took the feds to break the union at all. IMO the players union needs to be busted on racketeering charges and the entire system rebooted. But that won't happen until baseball goes bankrupt, which won't happen unless the country goes bankrupt... which may happen, but I digress.
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so who do you want to face?

what would be the best post season?
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looks like the AL is locked up, but the NL is still wide open, IMO.
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