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Postby gofishn » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:37 pm

Looks like nobodies posted this yet, but a big congrats to the D-Train on his 20th win!
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Postby kcs261 » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:49 pm

Not many on this forum are going to want to talk about this due to all the smack talk of a second-half fade. Jab...jab... ;-)
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Postby WharfRat » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:27 am

It's a shame every sportswriter on the planet has since pointed out that D-Train is the 13th African-American to do it. Is this really necessary?? He's not the 1st. Not the 2nd. There are a DOZEN OTHERS who have already done it. :-°
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Postby jzfran » Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:45 pm

Not bad for my 22nd round pick!
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Postby LooseCannon » Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:54 pm

WharfRat wrote:It's a shame every sportswriter on the planet has since pointed out that D-Train is the 13th African-American to do it. Is this really necessary?? He's not the 1st. Not the 2nd. There are a DOZEN OTHERS who have already done it. :-°



Is it really neessary to make it a racial thing, too.
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Postby Red Stripe » Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:18 pm

Gotta admit I was wrong about him, I thought he'd take his usual second half slide. :-/ Looked promising at first but boy was I wrong.
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Postby SuptownSpartans34 » Thu Sep 08, 2005 8:36 pm

Red Stripe wrote:Gotta admit I was wrong about him, I thought he'd take his usual second half slide. :-/ Looked promising at first but boy was I wrong.


I still don't get why everyone predicted that he was gonna slide again. He's a young and very talented pitcher. Good job D-Train keep it goin'. ;-D
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Postby Sultans of Squat » Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:32 pm

SuptownSpartans34 wrote:
Red Stripe wrote:Gotta admit I was wrong about him, I thought he'd take his usual second half slide. :-/ Looked promising at first but boy was I wrong.


I still don't get why everyone predicted that he was gonna slide again. He's a young and very talented pitcher. Good job D-Train keep it goin'. ;-D


I don't really get it either, except that people have short/spotty memories.

There is no "usual" to speak of w/ D-Train. His "slide" only happened one year, his rookie year. He didn't have enough history to speak of "usual" nor to offer any solid predictions either way.

The same thing happened in some debate about RJ vs Myers at midseason. Most everyone was so set on predicting a serious dropoff for Myers for pretty much the exact same (non-)reason while arguing that RJ will definitely do much better than Myers in the 2nd half. So far, Myers looks pretty similar to RJ in the 2nd half more or less along the lines I expected -- yes, there's a dropoff, but not to the degree that most naysayers claimed.

I also remember how people would say this stud or that stud is a notorious slow starter or the like, but if you check their career stats more carefully, you see it's mostly just bunk, myths and old wives' tales (and generally very poor analysis of the stats).
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Postby George_Foreman » Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:08 am

well, there was july and that 7.14 ERA... :-?

but i'll admit that I never expected him to continu to post WHIPs around 1.00 throughout the year.
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Postby The Jury » Fri Sep 09, 2005 1:29 pm

That dude who made the "Dontrelle will win 2" with his friend is hanging tight ;-D
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