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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:15 pm

They cant play for money. It violates the gambling rules of baseball. I can't remember where i saw this but there was a show on this on either ESPN or FoxSports
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Postby Y`s Guy » Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:12 pm

I had to do a double-take recently but after Jeter got his fifth hit the other night I swear I saw Carl Crawford going "All right!!! Yeah, baby!!" out in LF. Maybe I'm wrong but I think he is a Jeter owner.
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Postby West » Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:19 pm

This is a little unrelated, but I know that as a division I college athlete I cannot fill out a bracket for college basketball, and while I was double checking the rules for this I saw something in the student athlete code of conduct that said I couldn't play fantasy sports for money. That was a little weird. So I'm sure there is a clause in player's contracts saying they cannot play fantasy sports for money.
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Postby reynolds80 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:46 am

I played college baseball and we'd play fantasy baseball for our own games. Before the game you would pick two players from the team, and whoever picked the two guys who did the best would win. I played only one time but I thought it was dumb, so with my first pick I picked myself even though I was a backup at the time, and for my second pick I picked a friend of mine who wasn't a starter either. I remember saying something sarcastic like "watch, I'm going to win." Everyone else was picking our starting pitcher, or our 3rd and 4th hole hitters.

I pinch hit that game, and led off the inning with a double that led to a run. We batted around that inning and when I came up again I hit a 3-run homerun. My buddy never made it in the game, but my 11 points was just enough to win. No one could believe it. I think I ate free that night.
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Postby reznorsboy » Fri Jun 24, 2005 12:55 am

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Postby da1chipo » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:23 am

reynolds80 wrote:I played college baseball and we'd play fantasy baseball for our own games. Before the game you would pick two players from the team, and whoever picked the two guys who did the best would win. I played only one time but I thought it was dumb, so with my first pick I picked myself even though I was a backup at the time, and for my second pick I picked a friend of mine who wasn't a starter either. I remember saying something sarcastic like "watch, I'm going to win." Everyone else was picking our starting pitcher, or our 3rd and 4th hole hitters.

I pinch hit that game, and led off the inning with a double that led to a run. We batted around that inning and when I came up again I hit a 3-run homerun. My buddy never made it in the game, but my 11 points was just enough to win. No one could believe it. I think I ate free that night.


Haha. :-b Not too shabby. ;-D
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Postby George_Foreman » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:33 am

West wrote:This is a little unrelated, but I know that as a division I college athlete I cannot fill out a bracket for college basketball, and while I was double checking the rules for this I saw something in the student athlete code of conduct that said I couldn't play fantasy sports for money. That was a little weird. So I'm sure there is a clause in player's contracts saying they cannot play fantasy sports for money.


well, playing for money is tentamount to betting, no?
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Postby TheYanks04 » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:37 am

Hmmm. So if Barry Bonds and Giambi were in the same league we could get something like this:

Bonds: I will trade you Bret Boone and Adrian Beltre for Jeff Kent?

Giambi: No. Boone and Beltre were roid boys. Besides I thought you hated Kent?

Bonds: Nonsense. Boone and Beltre were as clean as I am. It is all vicious propoganda by the Examiner. And Kent and I are best pals. Besides, I really do not care as long as he can hit.

Giambi: Yeah right. They were on flaxseed oil.

Bonds: Exactly.

Giambi: Still no deal.

Bonds: OK. Fine believe the lies. How about Helton for Kent?

Giambi: No. Stuff offering me roid boys.

Bonds: Helton is not a roid boy.

Giambi: Riggghttt. I want M. Cabrera and Clemens for Kent and I will throw in Furcal.

Bonds: Not a chance.


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Postby beltrans_boy » Fri Jun 24, 2005 1:39 am

Something tells me that the last thing baseball players want to think about when they get home is more baseball...

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Postby Half Massed » Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:51 am

beltrans_boy wrote:Something tells me that the last thing baseball players want to think about when they get home is more baseball...

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but the possibilities... 8-o don't kill them with reality.. :-b
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