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  • A Rod Trade

    Congrats to A Rod for getting to play in the majors again.
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    NuTex

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    Congrats to A Rod for getting to play in the majors again.
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    NuTex

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    • #3
      I am so sick and tired of the Yankees dominating year after year. If life was fair, they would've traded Jeter for Rodriguez, but it's not, and the 90% of all baseball fans that don't "Yank" for the Yankees will have to watch yet another undisputed world championship.

      Sincerely, a disgruntled Kansas City Royals fan

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      • #4
        It does kinda make the World Series boring. Now if the Royals, Cubs, or even my Rockies could go all the way, it would be worth watching.

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        • #5
          Although I am not a Yankee fan, I do think they represent baseball in the history sense of the word. You go back and look up some of baseballs greats and it's the Yankees players who dominate i.e., Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Micky Mantle, Lou Gerigh (sp), etc., etc. It's true, the Yankees are famous for their spending to get great players, and it's usually then Yankees in the World Series year after year. It's hard to compete with a team that basically has no soft spots in their lineup.

          I am also aware of their dominance over the years. I, too, would like to see some other teams participate. In the 70's, it was the Oakland Athletics and the Cincinnati Reds. Last year, I was pulling for the Chicago Cubs. They came a catch away. I would like to see other teams in the series, but it's hard to match a team that is dominated with talent, owned by a free-spending maverick.

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          • #6
            While I agree with those who say the Yanks unfairly out gun everyone, and it does take some of the excitement out of the World Series, I also have to admit that I'm a Yankees fan.

            So I'm not crying any. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]
            NuTex

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            • #7
              Greenman, did you have to mention (the same as rub it in) my beloved Cubbies? I have been bleeding Cubs Blue since I was knee-high to a worm and that last season was just too much!

              BTW, you can always tell a true Cubs fan by the Battle Cry "Wait 'till next year!" ...usually sometime in May or early June.

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              • #8
                Fred950, It starting to look that way for the Rockies also. Except we haven't been around that long.
                I mentioned the Cubs because that was the team I was rooting for. All my inlaws live in Chicago and since the Rockies and the Royals weren't there.....

                BTW, the Royals were the team us here in Denver paid the most attention to B4 we got our own team.
                Kinda like when I lived in Jacksonville, we watched the Braves for lack of the Marlins.

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                • #9
                  Speaking of Cubbies. I really think Wrigley Field is the best of all of the major league stadiums. Very fan friendly in design. And it isn't over commercialised like some others. That brick with the ivy in centerfield is just plain beautiful.

                  Plus, I miss Harry Carey.
                  NuTex

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                  • #10
                    Besides naturism/nudism, baseball is the second great passion of my life, so I must put in my two cents on the A-Rod trade.

                    First, i can't stress more strongly that this deal is bad for baseball, and might be the beginning of the sport's demise. George S. is being allowed to purchase an All-Star team in the hopes of winning the World Series at the expense of all the other small market team. This year, the salary of the Yankee innfield (yes, just the infield) will be over $50 million., more than the size of other teams' entire payrolls. IF this doesn't cry out for baseball having a salary cap like the NFL and NBA, nothing else will.

                    Also Bud Selig, tne baseball commissioner, need to get a back bone. He can't be rubber-stamping anything and everything that owners want to do. The players' union is not without fault too. The player don't want to institute a salary cap for fear their pay might be cut, but they're only hurting themselve in te end. So a pox on both their houses! Oh well, I've ranted and vented long enough.

                    Peace and stay naked, and when forced to be dressed, BE AT THE BALLPARK.

                    Greg M.

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                    • #11
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by NuTex:
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                      Plus, I miss Harry Carey.
                      NuTex [/qb]
                      I even miss Jack Brickhouse! HEY HEY!!
                      I know what you mean about 'The House That Juicyfruit Built'. Nowto get rid of [email protected]#$%^&*()&%#@#%^** lights.
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                      • #12
                        I am not a "Cubbie" fan, but last year, I had a chance to visit Chicago and drove right next to Wrigley Field. Talk about awesome. The fact that I was standing next to the second oldest ballpark in the majors, (the oldest being Bostons' Fenway Park), left me speechless. This was the closest I have been to a living, breathing dinosour. As I drove around the park, there I saw a statue of Harry Carey, with the words engraved, "a one, and a two, and a..." I didn't get a chance to get inside, but the shear luster of the outside view was something I will always remember. Maybe this is why I was pulling for the Cubs last year. I was standing and enjoying the closest thing to major league history that I will ever encounter.

                        Sure, I have been to other stadiums here in California, but Wrigley Field is a true throwback to the beginnings of baseball.

                        After that little tidbit, I'll get back to the subject about the A-Rod deal. The reason I talked about visiting Wrigley Field, is because back then, baseball was a game. People enjoyed going to the games. It was a great place to take the family. The players even played for pure enjoyment.

                        Nowadays, the game of baseball has truely diminished. It is not a game anymore. It is a business, that seems to cater to it's athletes more than the fans. It is the fans who are forced to pay the high prices of it's players through ticket sales. Multi-million dollar contracts have hurt the sport. Players who are not happy with certain things, call a strike. Maybe if the fans would call their own strikes against the "business" maybe the owners will scale back a little, although that is not likely to happen. There has to be a salary cap for all teams.

                        Sorry. Had to vent. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img]

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                        • #13
                          Great news for cubbies fan. Greg Maddux,returns too Cubs lineup.This will be a great addition too Cubs starting lineup. looking forward too baseball season.

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