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Postby Madison » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:04 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:I think that it's a good way to get international attention and interest in the HR derby. I'll be cheering for Jason Bay, Korean fans will be cheering for Choi, the Dutch will be crowding around their TV sets cheering Andruw Jones etc. This is a great way to promote this internationally popular Olympic ....wait a sec :-?


Nice one Mookie ;-D . No one else seemed to catch it though. ;-)


As to the derby, it's all Selig's fault yet again I'm sure. New format is horrible. They definitely could have ended up with better power hitters than what wound up on the field. :-/
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Jul 11, 2005 10:26 pm

Madison wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:This is a great way to promote this internationally popular Olympic ....wait a sec :-?

Nice one Mookie ;-D . No one else seemed to catch it though. ;-)

We caught it but you know the rule, Don't feed the Mookie. :-o
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:15 pm

Hmmm we don't have the best power hitters in baseball, but the most homers in a derby ever.....not even that good of a park to hit in...
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Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:25 pm

3 1/2 hours... that's absurd. They used to bang these things out in the early to mid-90's in like an hour and a half. Chop the later rounds back down to 5 outs. Jeez. :-*
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:27 pm

It got boring pretty quick I think because it was stretched out for 3+ hours and the guys I rooted for just sucked. The softball game is fun to watch though. :-D
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Postby Irish » Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:40 am

You know the softball game sucks when John Secada is the biggest celebrity.

WEAK :-t
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Postby RyanK » Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:33 pm

Irish wrote:You know the softball game sucks when John Secada is the biggest celebrity.

WEAK :-t


Who? Oh, John Secada... yeah i know him....

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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:28 pm

The Spanish broadcast made the HR derby sound a lot more exciting (except for Jason Bay - even they couldn't make a ground out in a HR derby sound exciting).
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:03 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:The Spanish broadcast made the HR derby sound a lot more exciting

I heard some of it on the radio this morning, good stuff. ;-D Anyone else who heard it picture the Simpsons episode with the soccer team and the hispanic commentators going nuts over nothing? :-D
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Postby Mookie4ever » Tue Jul 12, 2005 2:04 pm

SaintsOfTheDiamond wrote:
Mookie4ever wrote:The Spanish broadcast made the HR derby sound a lot more exciting

I heard some of it on the radio this morning, good stuff. ;-D Anyone else who heard it picture the Simpsons episode with the soccer team and the hispanic commentators going nuts over nothing? :-D


Jason Bay should try soccer.
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