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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 8:25 pm

Crap. I forgot about the old shattering the bat trick. Stupid fragile wood.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:25 pm

Well that was moderately infuriating.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 8:27 pm

Damn, ground out to pitcher. Jhonny, yer makin' me look bad here!
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 8:28 pm

Is Cabrera coming out for the 4th?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:29 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Is Cabrera coming out for the 4th?


Yes, and continues to deal.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed May 02, 2007 8:30 pm

Hey, that Cabrera guy is pretty good.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:30 pm

Consigliere wrote:Hey, that Cabrera guy is pretty good.


Asdrubal?
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed May 02, 2007 8:31 pm

The guy pitching, Cabrera.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 8:31 pm

Are we sure that's really Sal Fasano and not Brad Garrett in a fake moustache?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:31 pm

Consigliere wrote:The guy pitching, Cabrera.


People on this board really don't pick up sarcasm well.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 8:34 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:
Consigliere wrote:The guy pitching, Cabrera.


People on this board really don't pick up sarcasm well.

Well, we have so little experience.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:35 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:
Consigliere wrote:The guy pitching, Cabrera.


People on this board really don't pick up sarcasm well.

Well, we have so little experience.


From now on I'll add an emoticon.

Your sarcasm skills are good. Your blog is littered with puns and anecdotes. Great read, I enjoy the subtleties of humor.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:36 pm

Davis throwing now. All part of Wedge's master plan to manage us out of a win.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 8:38 pm

I'm sorry, did we just load the bases FOR Vernon Wells?
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 8:39 pm

Somebody wake Eric up. Fernando's gassed.

But it doesn't matter. Cabrera is a God.
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Unread postby CLEfan86 » Wed May 02, 2007 8:39 pm

Of all the people to get a hit with two outs.. Sal Fasano ugh.
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Unread postby neoleo » Wed May 02, 2007 8:39 pm

Am I the only one that is frustrated by the home plate umpire?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 8:40 pm

Phew. (F-8, end T4)
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 8:43 pm

You know why Blake sees so many pitches per at bat?

BECAUSE HE DOESN'T SWING AT FUCKING STRIKES!

Just in case you were wondering.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 8:44 pm

Ok, I retract everything I said about Peralta being a fat toad on defense. Royce Clayton is a fat toad.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 8:59 pm

Does anyone else snicker when Matt Stairs is announced as a pinch hitter?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 9:01 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Does anyone else snicker when Matt Stairs is announced as a pinch hitter?

Okay, you missed me there. Why would I snicker? Stairs is approximately eighty million times better than Royce Clayton.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 9:01 pm

Matt Stairs has 9 grand slams in his career? Good lord! I could have believed 3. Maybe 4. But 9?
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Unread postby dmcdougal » Wed May 02, 2007 9:02 pm

cut this guy!
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 9:02 pm

Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz. Not Aaron Fultz.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 9:02 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:Does anyone else snicker when Matt Stairs is announced as a pinch hitter?

Okay, you missed me there. Why would I snicker? Stairs is approximately eighty million times better than Royce Clayton.


Yes he is. By far. But John McDonald would have been a vast improvement as well.

But in general, I laugh at Matt Stairs. He takes very few cheap swings and usually makes himself look pretty bad. Not to mention the awesome story I heard about him on the porch one day.
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Unread postby Wahoot » Wed May 02, 2007 9:03 pm

Maybe this will screw up Davis' ERA enough that people stop thinking he's GOOD.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed May 02, 2007 9:04 pm

Yep, do we need any further proof Davis is a waste on this roster? They are scared to use him, and when they finally need to use him, he implodes. He walks Sal Fasano with the bases loaded? GET HIM OFF THIS TEAM FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 9:04 pm

Damn it. Aaron Fultz.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 9:04 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Yes he is. By far. But John McDonald would have been a vast improvement as well.

Okay, NOW I'm snickering.
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Unread postby neoleo » Wed May 02, 2007 9:04 pm

Why would you intentionally walk the bases loaded in the 5th inning with Jason Davis pitching???
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 9:04 pm

Consigliere wrote:Yep, do we need any further proof Davis is a waste on this roster? They are scared to use him, and when they finally need to use him, he implodes. He walks Sal Fasano with the bases loaded? GET HIM OFF THIS TEAM FOR CRYING OUT LOUD.


And it gets better as Aaron Fultz comes out.

I know Shapiro likes to defend Davis still being here by saying that you can't just give away talent. Where's the talent?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 9:05 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:Yes he is. By far. But John McDonald would have been a vast improvement as well.

Okay, NOW I'm snickering.


Tell that to his .400 average. I'd rather have Mac than Barfield any day of the week and twice on Sundays right now.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 9:06 pm

Look, I agree that Jason Davis sucks. But he's never been given a consistent opportunity to prove it. It's gotta be near impossible to throw strikes when you only work once every couple of weeks.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 9:08 pm

StewieG wrote:Look, I agree that Jason Davis sucks. But he's never been given a consistent opportunity to prove it.


I have to be honest with you. He's proven that he sucks numerous times.
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Unread postby consigliere » Wed May 02, 2007 9:08 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:Tell that to his .400 average. I'd rather have Mac than Barfield any day of the week and twice on Sundays right now.


Dude. Stop. Right. Now.

Johnny Mac a great defender he is.....an but he makes offense look offensive. I'd take Barfield any day over Mac. Not even close. Mac is a career reserve. Barfield a potential all-star.
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Unread postby dmcdougal » Wed May 02, 2007 9:08 pm

StewieG wrote:Look, I agree that Jason Davis sucks. But he's never been given a consistent opportunity to prove it. It's gotta be near impossible to throw strikes when you only work once every couple of weeks.


just proving the point that he doesn't belong on this team
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Unread postby Wahoot » Wed May 02, 2007 9:08 pm

StewieG wrote:Damn it. Aaron Fultz.


Why bring in Fultz to face a RIGHTY?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 9:10 pm

Consigliere wrote:
Skating Tripods wrote:Tell that to his .400 average. I'd rather have Mac than Barfield any day of the week and twice on Sundays right now.


Dude. Stop. Right. Now.

Johnny Mac a great defender he is.....an but he makes offense look offensive. I'd take Barfield any day over Mac. Not even close. Mac is a career reserve. Barfield a potential all-star.


The discussion started by me saying that McDonald is an improvement over Clayton at the dish. That's not a lie. That's very true, especially with how McDonald has done this year.

I'm just tired of seeing Josh Barfield hit into double plays at all the wrong times. It's just frustration. I know I've got to wait it out with the kid.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 9:10 pm

I know it, you know it, and the american people know it. I'm just playing devil's advocate. He's being set up to fail. He'll probably fail anyways, but he has absolutely no chance at succeeding if he plays so erratically. I still think we're going to end up giving him away, and he's going to come back and kick our ass for the next 6 or 8 years. He's got stuff, he just hasn't figured out how to pitch yet.
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Unread postby CLEfan86 » Wed May 02, 2007 9:13 pm

StewieG wrote:I know it, you know it, and the american people know it. I'm just playing devil's advocate. He's being set up to fail. He'll probably fail anyways, but he has absolutely no chance at succeeding if he plays so erratically. I still think we're going to end up giving him away, and he's going to come back and kick our ass for the next 6 or 8 years. He's got stuff, he just hasn't figured out how to pitch yet.


He's 27 in a week, he'd better figure it out quick.
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Unread postby neoleo » Wed May 02, 2007 9:14 pm

Wahoot wrote:
StewieG wrote:Damn it. Aaron Fultz.


Why bring in Fultz to face a RIGHTY?


Because JD was supposed to face him but he imploded.
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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 9:14 pm

You know I was thinking we should keep Davis for the Redneck Report but I'm not sure he's worth that anymore...

He is not very good (understated)
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Unread postby swerb » Wed May 02, 2007 9:16 pm

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Unread postby Charboneau » Wed May 02, 2007 9:16 pm

Time for a crooked number in the 5th. Long way to go!
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Unread postby Wahoot » Wed May 02, 2007 9:16 pm

Here's the good news, everyone: Jason Davis' ERA is now 4.32.

He is officially not so good anymore.
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Wed May 02, 2007 9:16 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:The discussion started by me saying that McDonald is an improvement over Clayton at the dish.

Actually, the discussion came when I interpreted you as saying that McDonald would have been a better choice than Matt Stairs, which is patently ridiculous. I may have made a bad inference ... but McDonald's numbers are a small-size fluke regardless.
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Unread postby StewieG » Wed May 02, 2007 9:17 pm

He's 27 in a week, he'd better figure it out quick.


Ideally he'd go down to Buffalo for consistent work, but...oops! He'd have to clear waivers. And with as hard as he throws, some team is going to claim him.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 02, 2007 9:18 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Actually, the discussion came when I interpreted you as saying that McDonald would have been a better choice than Matt Stairs, which is patently ridiculous. I may have made a bad inference ... but McDonald's numbers are a small-size fluke regardless.


Oh, no. I meant JMac as an upgrade over Clayton. Stairs is definitely light years above JMac in terms of hitting as a career and in a pinch.

I know McDonald's numbers are somewhat misleading, but I always liked the guy and wish him tons of luck.
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Unread postby neoleo » Wed May 02, 2007 9:20 pm

Jhonny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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