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Blake has to be Benched!

Unread postby drewd » Fri May 02, 2008 1:38 pm

He lost the game for us two times last night! First, in the ninth he trys to tag out ichiro out before he catches the ball. Then with ONE out with the Bases loaded, the infield and outfield playing in. All he got to do is hit the ball hard and we would win. What does he do, strike out on a ball in the dirt!!! Marte is better then blake! just bench him already!
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Re: Blake has to be Benched!

Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 02, 2008 1:52 pm

drewd wrote:He lost the game for us two times last night! First, in the ninth he trys to tag out ichiro out before he catches the ball. Then with ONE out with the Bases loaded, the infield and outfield playing in. All he got to do is hit the ball hard and we would win. What does he do, strike out on a ball in the dirt!!! Marte is better then blake! just bench him already!


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He lost the game for us two times last night!

I could've sworn they won that game last night.

I also would swear the game was tied when he took his truly pathetic swings.

Horrible play. Catch the ball, make the tag.
Horrible swings. Try and hit a strike.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 02, 2008 1:55 pm

Wasn't a thread similar to this locked already today?

Someone please sticky an all-encompassing thread where people can bitch about Blake, Dellichaels, and the bullpen. Anything else might warrant its own thread, maybe.

Edit: Forgive me, I forgot to add Hafner.
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Unread postby slegend » Fri May 02, 2008 1:58 pm

I like the idea of a "sticky" thread... Might as well name it Casey Blake to honor the player that draws out more frustration than any person to ever wear the Tribe uniform!

Atleast Blake will always be remembered for something!
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Re: Blake has to be Benched!

Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 02, 2008 1:58 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
He lost the game for us two times last night!

I could've sworn they won that game last night.


Yes, we went 3-2 last night. Still only gains one in the standings, though.
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Re: Blake has to be Benched!

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri May 02, 2008 1:59 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
drewd wrote:
He lost the game for us two times last night!

I could've sworn they won that game last night.

I also would swear the game was tied when he took his truly pathetic swings.

Horrible play. Catch the ball, make the tag.
Horrible swings. Try and hit a strike.


Stop being logical. The ranters don't know what to do with this type of talk.
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 02, 2008 1:59 pm

if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 02, 2008 2:00 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree


Okay, I'm totally stealing that. Your name's Dan, right?
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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:06 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree


Okay, I'm totally stealing that. Your name's Dan, right?


Pardon my french, but the way you actual english use english is amusing to me.

Conversely, the way some American baseball fans apply logic is mostly greek to me.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:11 pm

slegend wrote:I like the idea of a "sticky" thread... Might as well name it Casey Blake to honor the player that draws out more frustration than any person to ever wear the Tribe uniform!

Atleast Blake will always be remembered for something!


We're already calling it "The Slegendary Bitch Thread".

After the Legendary Smackmaster General himself (of Jim Rome fame).

When they say on Rome to 'have a take and don't suck' do they literally mean just one take?

:lol: 8) :cool: 8-) :mrgreen: :roll :roll:
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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree


Okay, I'm totally stealing that. Your name's Dan, right?

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Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Fri May 02, 2008 2:20 pm

Peeker643 wrote:
Steve Buffum wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree


Okay, I'm totally stealing that. Your name's Dan, right?


Pardon my french, but the way you actual english use english is amusing to me.

Conversely, the way some American baseball fans apply logic is mostly greek to me.


why include that?? you didn't swear
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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:34 pm

British_Pharaoh wrote:
Peeker643 wrote:
Steve Buffum wrote:
British_Pharaoh wrote:if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree


Okay, I'm totally stealing that. Your name's Dan, right?


Pardon my french, but the way you actual english use english is god damn amusing to me.

Conversely, the way some American baseball fans apply logic is mostly greek to me.


why include that?? you didn't swear


I was going to. I've corrected that.
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Unread postby Prosecutor » Fri May 02, 2008 2:36 pm

Blake is leading the team in RBI's and is on pace to drive in 110 runs this year from the #9 hole. Marte has not hit at any level since we acquired him.
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Unread postby chitownmike » Fri May 02, 2008 2:42 pm

If you only count that one 6-RBI game, Blake was on pace for 972 RBI's this year. How can you sit a guy like that?
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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:44 pm

Prosecutor wrote:Blake is leading the team in RBI's and is on pace to drive in 110 runs this year from the #9 hole. Marte has not hit at any level since we acquired him.


Yes, true. But what's the temperature been outside? And it's only people who actually watch him and those who scout people for a living that say Marte can't hit.

You're leaving out the true experts.

Note- If Blake leads the team in RBI all year then we've likely seen about a 1/4 of the Indians season total for wins already.
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Unread postby slegend » Fri May 02, 2008 3:19 pm

I think Mr. Blake is on pace for 118 RBIs, and I would love to see a guy hitting .200 drive in over 100 RBIs during the season...
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Unread postby hornet84 » Fri May 02, 2008 3:26 pm

slegend wrote:I like the idea of a "sticky" thread... Might as well name it Casey Blake to honor the player that draws out more frustration than any person to ever wear the Tribe uniform!

Atleast Blake will always be remembered for something!


Everytime I see Casey Blake's face, I see the 5-4-3 DP in Game 7. I don't think I will ever get past that. Do I need to seek professional help?
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 02, 2008 3:27 pm

hornet84 wrote:Everytime I see Casey Blake's face, I see the 5-4-3 DP in Game 7. I don't think I will ever get past that. Do I need to seek professional help?


Absolutely. Simply watch the replay of his 10th-inning strikeout last night, and the image will vanish.

(Only to be replaced by that one, but hey.)
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Unread postby slegend » Fri May 02, 2008 3:32 pm

hornet84 wrote:
slegend wrote:I like the idea of a "sticky" thread... Might as well name it Casey Blake to honor the player that draws out more frustration than any person to ever wear the Tribe uniform!

Atleast Blake will always be remembered for something!


Everytime I see Casey Blake's face, I see the 5-4-3 DP in Game 7. I don't think I will ever get past that. Do I need to seek professional help?


Great! Just what I needed, to remember more F-ups by Cassie Blake.

You can here Ken Rosenthal rip on Blake for that play:

http://audio.weei.com/m/13066899/ken_rosenthal_fox_sports_mlb.htm?col=en-all-pod_weei-ep&q=%22casey+blake%22&match=QUERY
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Fri May 02, 2008 3:47 pm

Look, you can't spell "Blake" without an K *and* an E, and then all you have left is "bla."

This season, I blame the lack of beard. Look at Dellucci's stats 2008 v. 2007. It's the beard, I tell you.
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Unread postby FUDU » Fri May 02, 2008 3:51 pm

Everytime I see Casey Blake's face


Every time I see Blake and Lee's faces I see Charles Nagy.

Never seen anybody do the "eehhh" Nagy face impersonation as well as those two. Check out Lee's player bio photo. Looks like he just gave up two Nagyesque bombs.
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri May 02, 2008 3:54 pm

hornet84 wrote:
slegend wrote:I like the idea of a "sticky" thread... Might as well name it Casey Blake to honor the player that draws out more frustration than any person to ever wear the Tribe uniform!

Atleast Blake will always be remembered for something!


Everytime I see Casey Blake's face, I see the 5-4-3 DP in Game 7. I don't think I will ever get past that. Do I need to seek professional help?


Yes. You should probably try to recall how badly Carmona and CC played long before you fixate over Blake. They cost us a WS chance, not him.

He did hit nearly .350 in that series against Boston, after all.

Again, folks, if anyone truly thinks that Blake is the reason we aren't a .500 team right now, they need to really start watching those games closer. He's part of the reason, but the main one? No. Not even close. He's not a guy expected to be driving the production of this team. It's those guys who aren't getting the job done. Blame Hafner. Blame Sizemore's slump. Blame Garko's slump. Blame CC's awful first couple of starts. Blame JoBo. Blame Betancourt. Blame FG's gawd awful first couple of weeks. Blame A-Cab's inability to hit the ball. Spread the blame, there's plenty of it to go around.
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Unread postby cozmeesah » Fri May 02, 2008 3:58 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Look, you can't spell "Blake" without an K *and* an E, and then all you have left is "bla."



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Unread postby Prosecutor » Fri May 02, 2008 5:01 pm

Blake is leading the team in RBIs from the #9 hole. Whaddaya want from the guy? Any other team would be thrilled to have 19 ribs from the 9 hole after 28 games.

WiscTribeFan is right. Blake is not the problem. He looks bad on a lot of at-bats and he's no threat to win the batting crown, but he gets a lot of mileage out of his hits. And he's one of the few players on this team who can score from second on a single.

Marte couldn't hit in Buffalo and he can't hit up here. Cold weather my ass. It's like the scouts told Tony - he has trouble with the inside stuff because he needs to extend his arms and he's a sucker for the breaking stuff away. But he probably is OK on pitches in the middle of the plate when the temperature is is 75 degrees or higher.

Trade him to the Rays or Marlins for a decent prospect in A ball.
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Unread postby Eckersley » Fri May 02, 2008 5:15 pm

Prosecutor wrote:Marte couldn't hit in Buffalo and he can't hit up here. Cold weather my ass. It's like the scouts told Tony - he has trouble with the inside stuff because he needs to extend his arms and he's a sucker for the breaking stuff away. But he probably is OK on pitches in the middle of the plate when the temperature is is 75 degrees or higher.

Trade him to the Rays or Marlins for a decent prospect in A ball.


That may be all true. If it is....

1) why is he taking up space on our ML roster?
2) why would any sane GM trade a decent prospect for him?
3) if BP couldn't develop by riding the pine, how can Marte?

It sounds like everyone would be better off if they just gave Marte his walking papers & let him have a chance to catch on with a team that will give him more than 2 AB's per week.
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Unread postby peeker643 » Fri May 02, 2008 6:42 pm

Steve Buffum wrote:Look, you can't spell "Blake" without an K *and* an E, and then all you have left is "bla."

This season, I blame the lack of beard. Look at Dellucci's stats 2008 v. 2007. It's the beard, I tell you.


Beautiful. Absolutely perfect.

Perfect t-shirt too. Can you shorten it a bit?
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri May 02, 2008 7:07 pm

I prefer to call him Casey LOBlake.
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Unread postby Jennifer » Fri May 02, 2008 7:48 pm

I love you guys, I really do but sometimes,well. . .. :lol:

Everytime Blake has a bad game the rants begin. When he gets off to a slow start the rants begin. When he is hitting around his mean many of you argue the numbers are meaningless because he hits poorly with RISP. Now that he is hitting with RISP the only thing that gets mentioned is his poor BA. Did I mention I really really love you guys?

The biggest problem right now is that the Tribe is not hitting with RISP and you want to bench the player this season who has arguably been the best hitter with RISP. I know, I know he won't keep this pace up for the whole season so let's bench him before he stops hitting so well with RISP, right? I might be wrong but I think I've mentioned I really, really, really love you guys.

Course he is hitting terribly with no runners on so maybe we should bench him. Here are his numbers to date followed by Martinez's:

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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri May 02, 2008 8:56 pm

Jennifer wrote:I love you guys, I really do but sometimes,well. . .. :lol:

Everytime Blake has a bad game the rants begin. When he gets off to a slow start the rants begin. When he is hitting around his mean many of you argue the numbers are meaningless because he hits poorly with RISP. Now that he is hitting with RISP the only thing that gets mentioned is his poor BA. Did I mention I really really love you guys?

The biggest problem right now is that the Tribe is not hitting with RISP and you want to bench the player this season who has arguably been the best hitter with RISP. I know, I know he won't keep this pace up for the whole season so let's bench him before he stops hitting so well with RISP, right? I might be wrong but I think I've mentioned I really, really, really love you guys.


Just wait until Paul Byrd has a bad outing. The "Byrd sucks" posts will start to fly then as well....
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Re: Blake has to be Benched!

Unread postby Frank Furter » Fri May 02, 2008 10:39 pm

drewd wrote:He lost the game for us two times last night!


I stopped here because, given how ignorant this is, I presumed the rest of your rant was.

The Tribe won last night. Kinda hard to lose a game "twice" anyway. :roll :roll:
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Unread postby Duane Kuiper » Fri May 02, 2008 11:19 pm

Jennifer wrote:The biggest problem right now is that the Tribe is not hitting with RISP and you want to bench the player this season who has arguably been the best hitter with RISP. I know, I know he won't keep this pace up for the whole season so let's bench him before he stops hitting so well with RISP, right?


Blake since his outburst in KC.

.125 .250 .208 .458
24 AB 11 K
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Unread postby SymbolicAttack » Sat May 03, 2008 12:51 am

I dont understand why the Blake bashing continues. Yes well all know he sucks, this is no secret. But to constantly bitch and moan about him playing is pointless and redundant. Blake isnt going anywhere this season, and he will get his 500+ AB's. So we might as well back the dude and give him our support because we need everybody to get it in gear if we are to make some noise this year.
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Unread postby Jennifer » Sat May 03, 2008 6:00 am

Duane Kuiper wrote:
Jennifer wrote:The biggest problem right now is that the Tribe is not hitting with RISP and you want to bench the player this season who has arguably been the best hitter with RISP. I know, I know he won't keep this pace up for the whole season so let's bench him before he stops hitting so well with RISP, right?


Blake since his outburst in KC.

.125 .250 .208 .458
24 AB 11 K
1 RBI
How odd. Perhaps Blake's biggest critic when it comes to hitting with RISP failing to provide Blake's RISP for the period he cites. In this period he was 1 for 4 (a double) .250/.500/.400/..900.


The thread topic is "benching" Blake not "sitting" him for a game or two. If you want to offer arguments why he should be sat for a game beyond having a bad week I surely would consider it.
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Unread postby DarNoor » Sat May 03, 2008 7:12 am

I will say this about Blake. I think he is much better suited as a super utility guy. I like him in that position more than i do as an every day third baseman. I think it serves the team better as well.
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Unread postby chitownmike » Sat May 03, 2008 8:11 am

If Marte gets some playing time, and looks very good, we may have found our long-term solution to 3B. Blake will be gone next year, either way.

If Marte plays, and looks pretty good, at least he improves his trade value.

I'm having a hard time imagining Marte playing and being much worse than Blake offensively. And I personally don't expect much from Marte (maybe .230, 10, 60 in a full first year). His defense is superior to Blake's, so I see no downside.

I could see Blake spelling Garko 1X/week, Gutierrez 1X/week, and Marte 1x/week. That's plenty of AB's.
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Re: Blake has to be Benched!

Unread postby consigliere » Sat May 03, 2008 10:00 am

drewd wrote:Then with ONE out with the Bases loaded, the infield and outfield playing in. All he got to do is hit the ball hard and we would win. What does he do, strike out on a ball in the dirt!!! Marte is better then blake! just bench him already!


Wasn't this also a problem for three other guys? I recall Gutierrez looking even worse in his AB before Droobs came up with the big knock.

And trust me, once Blake it gone, everyone will likely shift their attention to the next punching bag.
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Unread postby Eckersley » Sat May 03, 2008 10:05 am

chitownmike wrote:If Marte gets some playing time, and looks very good, we may have found our long-term solution to 3B. Blake will be gone next year, either way.


I wouldn't count on that, Mike.

Wedgie has a man crush on Blake & as we've seen in the past, whoever is in Wedgie's doghouse sits the bench or is traded while his boys get most of the AB's.

It shouldn't be that way, but it is & has been for years.

Casey is going on 35. I don't see any team offering him a multi-year deal next winter, so he'll probably come back for at least 1 more season with the Tribe.

I'm not against him coming back for 1 more year at a reasonable price just as long as he doesn't start 95% of the games, but if Wedge is the manager, he will.
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Unread postby slegend » Sat May 03, 2008 1:13 pm

SymbolicAttack wrote:I dont understand why the Blake bashing continues. Yes well all know he sucks, this is no secret. But to constantly bitch and moan about him playing is pointless and redundant. Blake isnt going anywhere this season, and he will get his 500+ AB's. So we might as well back the dude and give him our support because we need everybody to get it in gear if we are to make some noise this year.


I guess I will have to start hoping for an ACL tear and the career at his age will be over!

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Unread postby Emmo213 » Sun May 04, 2008 7:28 am

While these are the same numbers from other threads if there's an anti-Blake thread I must participate. Since Jen doesn't like career numbers I'll look for Casey to start hitting like he has the last couple of years soon. Don't all clubs have a full time 3rd baseball with a .207 RISP?

2007 RISP: .190
2007 RISP w/2 outs: .163
2006 RISP: .261
2006 RISP w/2 outs: .281
2005 RISP: .171
2005 RISP w/2 outs: .085
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Unread postby jameseboy » Sun May 04, 2008 9:10 am

Blake stand out because he has no upside. The Delucci/Michaels platoon on paper is great and atm Delucci is playine well. Franky has huge upside. Cabrera is such a good fielder and Garko has shown he can flat hit. Casey at his best is average. Since he is not playing well find out what Marte can do. Give him the month of May, you gave Blake April lets see what happens..very little to lose.
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Unread postby slegend » Sun May 04, 2008 11:32 am

You can't spell "Blake" without an K *and* an E, and then all you have left is "bla." - Steve Buffum

I love that quote! sweet!!


Blake sucks, worst everyday starting player in MLB... No ifs, ands, ors, buts about it...

The only reason he has a job is because Wedge and Blake must be secret lovers...
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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sun May 04, 2008 11:48 am

British_Pharaoh wrote:if by benched you mean wooden furniture smashed over his head then yes I agree


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Unread postby buckeyehoppy » Sun May 04, 2008 12:01 pm

Skating Tripods wrote:I prefer to call him Casey LOBlake.


Y'Know, there's something to be said about doing many things (like playing every position in the field) well enough to warrant a roster spot. But, as the saying goes...jack of all trades, master of none!!!

If Casey Jake doesn't embody that saying, I don't know who does. The guy gives away as many games jaking it in the clutch as he does when he comes through, so he is a wash in the clutch category.

But it's the day-to-day #s where this guy needs work...and a lot of it. He is barely hitting above the Mendoza line and that won't improve if he has the same BA in a couple weeks.

Casey Jake is a liability if he is hitting anywhere other than 9th in the order. (I would prefer him to hit 10th on days when Sabathia is on the hill, but that's just me).

Thankfully, this chump is a FA after this season. Shapiro should turn into the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man if he is even thinking about signing this AAAA player to another deal.
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Unread postby TD » Mon May 05, 2008 2:17 pm

www.dumpcaseyblake.blogspot.com

all Blake haters unite!
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Unread postby slegend » Mon May 05, 2008 3:12 pm

TD wrote:www.dumpcaseyblake.blogspot.com

all Blake haters unite!


I guess I am going to have to create another blog - "dump casey blake" deserves more than just one site! ...

I also loved the quote by a poster:

You cannot spell Blake without...

1: A "K" ...
2: An "E" ...
3: What do you have left: "Bla"
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Unread postby TD » Mon May 05, 2008 3:19 pm

You cannot spell Blake without...

1: A "K" ...
2: An "E" ...
3: What do you have left: "Bla"


Can I use that? Its brilliant....
www.dumpcaseyblake.blogspot.com - Now known as "Dump David Dellucci."
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Unread postby Steve Buffum » Mon May 05, 2008 3:26 pm

TD wrote:
You cannot spell Blake without...

1: A "K" ...
2: An "E" ...
3: What do you have left: "Bla"


Can I use that? Its brilliant....


Sure, why not? Just link to today's B-List.
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Unread postby redneckofsc » Mon May 05, 2008 3:27 pm

Well Casey Blake sucks, and is about as useless as the tits on a male hog. Anyone who knows me (especially those from scout), know that U hate him worse than anyone.
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Unread postby slegend » Mon May 05, 2008 8:40 pm

Now that Jason Michaels will be coaching high school ball in some small town trailer park village, I cannot wait for Casey Blake to get cut next!

I hope Vegas opens a line on the over/under on Blake getting cut by the Tribe...

I vote for June 9th...

That would leave only Craplucci left to cut from used car lot of garbage...
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