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We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby swerb » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:30 pm

Play. Yuh.

Kid just oozes It Factor. Seems well suited for the 2 hole, handles the bat well, has some pop and can run a little.
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Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:35 pm

Makes us all want to say "O-Cab WHO?". Although O-Cab does get kudos for helping A-Cab reach his next level of play, so it wasn't all bad.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:38 pm

To say I was upset with initial reports that Kipnis was in the Ubaldo deal is an understatement. This kid is gonna be good.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Dellucci TailGator » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:43 pm

Dare I say he's got a little Utley in that swing? Not expecting him to be an MVP, but like Brantley last year, it's clear he is a ML hitter even if the results don't come right away.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby pup » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:46 pm

Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:51 pm

Trademark the "We Are All Kipnisses" thing before some other hump runs off with it and makes tens of thousands on the t-shirts.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby motherscratcher » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:02 pm

swerb wrote:Play. Yuh.

Kid just oozes It Factor. Seems well suited for the 2 hole, handles the bat well, has some pop and can run a little.


Same scouting report as Kim Kardashian.

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:14 pm

Am I Here Again? wrote:Makes us all want to say "O-Cab WHO?". Although O-Cab does get kudos for helping A-Cab reach his next level of play, so it wasn't all bad.




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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Dnthateonthepronk » Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:14 pm

motherscratcher wrote:Same scouting report as Kim Kardashian.



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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby bookelly » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:30 am

All your Kipnis are belong to us.

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:11 am

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby swerb » Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:54 am

Dellucci TailGator wrote:Dare I say he's got a little Utley in that swing? Not expecting him to be an MVP, but like Brantley last year, it's clear he is a ML hitter even if the results don't come right away.

I was thinking more along the lines of Nap Lajoie or Rogers Hornsby. Too aggressive?
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:04 pm

@Tripods

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby scrambler » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:53 pm

pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby pup » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:56 pm

scrambler wrote:
pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.


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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby scrambler » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:06 pm

I had no clue we were going to get Jimenez, so I thought Fukodome was simply us making a trade to say we made a trade. I was ambivalent, but my only thought was at least we got a guy who actually gets on base who can bat leadoff for us. So we put our guy who gets on base more frequently than anyone else on the team by a large margin (outside hafner) and who also has no power in the number 6 hole. It's beyond incomprehensible.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby DrPoove » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:13 pm

pup wrote:
scrambler wrote:
pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.


::doh::

Japanese players don't work out well for us. Tadano, Ohka, Fukudome.

Let's still to one of the Koreas and men like Choo.

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby RedDawg53 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:15 pm

peeker643 wrote:Trademark the "We Are All Kipnisses" thing before some other hump runs off with it and makes tens of thousands on the t-shirts.


I was first to say "Witness the Kipnis". That'll be my next t-shirt trademark. Perhaps TCF could come out with their own in the store. I'll take 1/2 of what money comes in ;-) ;) :wink:
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby gotribe31 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:32 pm

swerb wrote:
Dellucci TailGator wrote:Dare I say he's got a little Utley in that swing? Not expecting him to be an MVP, but like Brantley last year, it's clear he is a ML hitter even if the results don't come right away.

I was thinking more along the lines of Nap Lajoie or Rogers Hornsby. Too aggressive?


I'm sticking with my comp from LS a couple of weeks ago...Carlos Baerga. Not that he looks/swings like Baerga, but that's the kind of production we could get from him in his prime.

Hopefully he doesn't eat/drink his way out of the league.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby motherscratcher » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:40 pm

gotribe31 wrote:
swerb wrote:
Dellucci TailGator wrote:Dare I say he's got a little Utley in that swing? Not expecting him to be an MVP, but like Brantley last year, it's clear he is a ML hitter even if the results don't come right away.

I was thinking more along the lines of Nap Lajoie or Rogers Hornsby. Too aggressive?


I'm sticking with my comp from LS a couple of weeks ago...Carlos Baerga. Not that he looks/swings like Baerga, but that's the kind of production we could get from him in his prime.

Hopefully he doesn't eat/drink his way out of the league.


A little coke wouldn't hurt, though. Helps with the motor.

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby swerb » Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:51 pm

DrPoove wrote:
pup wrote:
scrambler wrote:
pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.


::doh::

Japanese players don't work out well for us. Tadano, Ohka, Fukudome.

Let's still to one of the Koreas and men like Choo.

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Tadano blew.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby cozmeesah » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:02 pm

swerb wrote:
DrPoove wrote:
pup wrote:
scrambler wrote:
pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.


::doh::

Japanese players don't work out well for us. Tadano, Ohka, Fukudome.

Let's still to one of the Koreas and men like Choo.

My 10,000 Yen.

Tadano blew.


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. ::doh::
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:05 pm

No lessons have been learned from the Fukudome thread...
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:16 pm

cozmeesah wrote:
swerb wrote:
DrPoove wrote:
pup wrote:
scrambler wrote:
pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.


::doh::

Japanese players don't work out well for us. Tadano, Ohka, Fukudome.

Let's still to one of the Koreas and men like Choo.

My 10,000 Yen.

Tadano blew.


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh. ::doh::


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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:29 pm

Orenthal wrote:No lessons have been learned from the Fukudome thread...


No lessons have been learned in the thousands of threads in existence here.

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Peek in, see what the big bitch is or what the big thrill is, what the arguments are, etc. You'll know within a two week period what day and month it is.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby skatingtripods » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:32 pm

Adverb Harry wrote:Personally, I think he was all wrong for baseball. Should have tried football. He was a hell of a receiver.


At worst, a tight end.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby DrPoove » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:02 pm

swerb wrote:
DrPoove wrote:
pup wrote:
scrambler wrote:
pup wrote:Next time someone asks why Fukosucky is not in the 2 hole I am sending the goons after them.


For that guy not to be batting leadoff for this team is a crime of major proportions. His OBP is over .370 the last 3 seasons...all of them...this year included. That's his skill now. He has no power any more. Michael Brantley stands at .328 currently. You need to flop Fukodome and Brantley in the order. That would simply be smart and is so obvious it is stunning it hasn't been done.


::doh::

Japanese players don't work out well for us. Tadano, Ohka, Fukudome.

Let's still to one of the Koreas and men like Choo.

My 10,000 Yen.

Tadano blew.

True. But some times those guys come in handy...

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Orenthal » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:46 pm

peeker643 wrote:
Orenthal wrote:No lessons have been learned from the Fukudome thread...


No lessons have been learned in the thousands of threads in existence here.

This place is a living calendar.

Peek in, see what the big bitch is or what the big thrill is, what the arguments are, etc. You'll know within a two week period what day and month it is.


Oh, so true. Though I have learned a very fundemental rule that is nearly absolute. If you express indignation, rest assured you will be indignationed morer. :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up:

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Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:46 pm

Once he lifts the bat past that awkward Julio Franco zone, he kinda looks like Teixeira the way he stands in the box.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby peeker643 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:55 pm

Orenthal wrote:Though I have learned a very fundemental rule that is nearly absolute. If you express indignation, rest assured you will be indignationed morer. :thumb up: :thumb up: :thumb up:



Those aren't even real words!!

Idiot.

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:05 pm

Lets hope he can build on last night. Does anybody else see a little Brian Robert's in him? He seems to be a very similar player, just a little slower with a litter more pop.
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Unread postby TribeinLA » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:11 pm

Kaz Tadano...I still remember his great game he had in '05 vs. Cincy (or was it '04? It WAS vs. Reds).

Yep, should have been a catcher, though. Jeez what an awkward story.
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Unread postby fairvis » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:31 pm

What I remember about Tadano was his use of the eephus pitch against David Ortiz. Papi stood there, saw it float and then had the bottom of it drop out for a strike. All he could do was smile afterwards.

As we've threadjacked, here's a Japanese documentary of Kaz. Hilarity.

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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby gotribe31 » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:16 pm

The Indians have two good young hitters in 24-year-old second baseman Jason Kipnis ("He's a tough kid, a real grinder," Acta said)...


So there you have it. Kip is grinder.
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby fairvis » Thu Aug 04, 2011 4:45 pm

If that's the case, then Manny Acta "grinder" >> Eric Wedge "grinder".

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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby Jumbo » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:42 am

Short interview with Kipnis: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/jason-kipnis-on-14-memorable-days/

On his reaction to Orlando Cabrera getting traded: “At first, it was almost put off to the side because we kept hearing about the Ubaldo [Jimenez] trade talks. A lot of people didn’t even know about the trade at first. It was like, ‘Hey, did you hear Orlando got traded, too? Oh, really?’

“I never got to talk to him too much. For all that stuff about his presence in the locker room, you’d have to talk to the other guys on the team. I was only here for about a week before he was traded. I’m sure I wasn’t his favorite player, but he handled it professionally.

“[The trade] was a little bit of confidence boost. It was like, ‘OK, these guys really believe in me; it’s time to step up, meet the challenge and reward them for the faith they’re putting in me.’”
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Re: We Are All Kipnesess

Unread postby OffBase » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:07 am

fairvis wrote:What I remember about Tadano was his use of the eephus pitch against David Ortiz. Papi stood there, saw it float and then had the bottom of it drop out for a strike. All he could do was smile afterwards.

As we've threadjacked, here's a Japanese documentary of Kaz. Hilarity.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkdl9zIJAxo


Gotta love his "limp-wristed throwing style"
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Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:18 am

Jumbo wrote:Short interview with Kipnis: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/jason-kipnis-on-14-memorable-days/

On his reaction to Orlando Cabrera getting traded: “At first, it was almost put off to the side because we kept hearing about the Ubaldo [Jimenez] trade talks. A lot of people didn’t even know about the trade at first. It was like, ‘Hey, did you hear Orlando got traded, too? Oh, really?’

“I never got to talk to him too much. For all that stuff about his presence in the locker room, you’d have to talk to the other guys on the team. I was only here for about a week before he was traded. I’m sure I wasn’t his favorite player, but he handled it professionally.

“[The trade] was a little bit of confidence boost. It was like, ‘OK, these guys really believe in me; it’s time to step up, meet the challenge and reward them for the faith they’re putting in me.’”


Wonder what A-Cab's thoughts were on OC getting dealt.

Kipnis handled this the right way. He knows it paved the way for him to pretty much take over at 2B. Very professional of the kid.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:53 am

Hoynes re: Kipnis error
Another rookie mistake at the wrong time. This is why young teams lose big games. #Indians.

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@hoynsie yeah because veterans never make errors

Kipnis re: error
Sorry I couldn't make it 5 tribe fans.. I did make a sweet error tho. #newglove #hopefullynoonewaswatching #gottheWinstead


Love it on both accounts. Kipnis is just taking everything in stride. He doesn't look overwhelmed the way Phelps did. He has the "it" factor. Definitely excited to see this IF grow together.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby JacksonDysonJackson » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:16 am

Love it on both accounts. Kipnis is just taking everything in stride. He doesn't look overwhelmed the way Phelps did. He has the "it" factor. Definitely excited to see this IF grow together.


Agreed. Seems to have one of the better mental makeups for a MLB rookie in some time. Even the way he went in hard at 2B to break up that DP last night. The kid's a player.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby motherscratcher » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:20 am

skatingtripods wrote:Hoynes re: Kipnis error
Another rookie mistake at the wrong time. This is why young teams lose big games. #Indians.

Chris Perez re: hating Paul Hoynes
@hoynsie yeah because veterans never make errors

Kipnis re: error
Sorry I couldn't make it 5 tribe fans.. I did make a sweet error tho. #newglove #hopefullynoonewaswatching #gottheWinstead


Love it on both accounts. Kipnis is just taking everything in stride. He doesn't look overwhelmed the way Phelps did. He has the "it" factor. Definitely excited to see this IF grow together.


Yeah, I saw that. Perez sure has a hard on for Hoynsie.

I sent Kipnis a tweet and called him a lazy bastard for not hitting another home run but got nothin back. Love that kid.

I'd like to ask Hoynsie when the "right time" for a rookie to make an error is?
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:24 am

JacksonDysonJackson wrote:
Love it on both accounts. Kipnis is just taking everything in stride. He doesn't look overwhelmed the way Phelps did. He has the "it" factor. Definitely excited to see this IF grow together.


Agreed. Seems to have one of the better mental makeups for a MLB rookie in some time. Even the way he went in hard at 2B to break up that DP last night. The kid's a player.


Phelps had the disadvantage of a pouting O-Cab in the dugout, though, and a manager who didn't seem all that comfortable replacing a veteran guy. He kept playing him, never really giving Phelps an extended look. Kipnis has the chance to settle in because he knows that he's got the job for the rest of the year regardless of how he plays.

Not saying that Phelps would be equivalent, but the situation is different with OC out of the picture.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby JacksonDysonJackson » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:45 am

Good point Wisc. Certainly, that had a play some role with Phelps. And hey, if that error costs us the game last night, we might all be singing a different tune today on Kip.

But, I do see a strong mental makeup in him. He's not afraid or overwhelmed with The Show. Whether he's sliding in hard on a former MVP, bitching at the ump on a borderline call, or filling up the stat line at Fenway, he's never looked like a rookie to me. And dont forget, he didnt exactly come tearing out of teh gate.

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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:56 am

Agreed. Professionals make errors, it happens. Wouldn't have changed my opinion on him. He looks like a player, although I also think that a guy like Jason Donald does as well. I like the way he plays. Hard-nosed. Just wish he'd hit a bit better.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby Indyan » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:03 am

Is that you holding this sign, swerb?

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Perhaps you can use this thread as prior art. ;-) ;) :wink:


Apologies if this isn't the first such sign others have seen. It's the first I've seen, but I'm out of market and MLB.tv-less.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:48 pm

This cat already stole your idea. I think people need to agree on a uniform spelling of "kipnisess" because the dude left off the extra "s"

http://clevelandstrikesback.net/cart/?35,we-are-all-kipnises-tee

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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby Symbolic47 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:25 pm

The kid is quickly becoming one of my favorites. The fans have latched onto him already, which is a great thing. He embraces the game, and plays the right way. I still see more Brian Roberts in him than Chase Utley though like some have been saying. Either way, we got a damn good player.
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Re: We Are All Kipnisess

Unread postby statmasta » Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:48 pm

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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