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Postby davus » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:47 am

Well, Pogo. There is a lot of truth in that. I see it all the time where you guys team up on a guy for going against the grain or a single innocent comment (not you specifically, but let's just say the regular super-posters). Most of the time, when it occurs, it is pretty relentless too.

One of the main reasons why I rarely post here because I can't stand the egos and attitudes some of the regulars have. I know I'm not the only one either.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:57 am

Attitudes and egos regularly clash, so I understand. Usually I just try and steer clear, but for the most part I think we have open-minded people. That said if someone goes with or against the grain they better have something besides their own opinion to back it up.
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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:39 am

davus wrote:smallball prevails again!


You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Oct 26, 2005 12:49 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
davus wrote:smallball prevails again!


You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.

I'm fairly certain he was just being sarcastic. He probalby should have put a ;-7 at the end of his post.

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Postby wrveres » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:54 pm

davus wrote:Well, Pogo. There is a lot of truth in that. I see it all the time where you guys team up on a guy for going against the grain or a single innocent comment (not you specifically, but let's just say the regular super-posters). Most of the time, when it occurs, it is pretty relentless too.

One of the main reasons why I rarely post here because I can't stand the egos and attitudes some of the regulars have. I know I'm not the only one either.


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Postby wrveres » Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:57 pm

HOOTIE wrote:
davus wrote:smallball prevails again!


You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.


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Postby RynMan » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:27 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:
nuggets wrote:Some of you need to gain perspective on just how much time you spend in front of a screen and on fantasy baseball and what that does to the way you converse about it. I’m sure many of you are great guys to go to a game with, but here most of you come off as pretentious a-holes. This place would have a lot more active membership if it weren’t this way. But then again, many of you might not want you little club disturbed.

Does anyone else think it is a little funny that this post came from someone who has over 1700 posts in the last 6 months? :-b


Indeed.

No1 is forced to post here.....so I find it interesting when people say something like this.

My 6.86 posts a day usually only take around 10-15 mins max.

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Postby BOOF » Thu Oct 27, 2005 12:51 am

HOOTIE wrote:
davus wrote:smallball prevails again!


You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.


Didn't the Sox just win the World Series with a sac bunt and single?
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Postby HOOTIE » Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:24 am

BOOF wrote:
HOOTIE wrote:
davus wrote:smallball prevails again!


You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.


Didn't the Sox just win the World Series with a sac bunt and single?


True, they won that game with it. Looking at the 12 post season games for Chicago, i found they had 6 SH and 2 SF. They did score some runs by it, out of the 67 they scored. But it doesn't seem to be a great %. Imo, the real difference was Chicagos 18 hrs versus giving up only 9.
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Postby BOOF » Thu Oct 27, 2005 1:36 am

HOOTIE wrote:
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HOOTIE wrote:
davus wrote:smallball prevails again!


You are just trying to anger someone by such a statement. Back it up. You watched the games. Longball prevails again. I would like to see someone's example of how Chicago is scoring with smallball? Pods singled last night, stole 2nd, with none out, was stranded. Chicago blasted 2 more homers.


Didn't the Sox just win the World Series with a sac bunt and single?


True, they won that game with it. Looking at the 12 post season games for Chicago, i found they had 6 SH and 2 SF. They did score some runs by it, out of the 67 they scored. But it doesn't seem to be a great %. Imo, the real difference was Chicagos 18 hrs versus giving up only 9.


I understand the statistical analysis, but when it comes down to the most important time of the whole season, it's hard for even the most objective mind to not at least aknowledge that the Sox won a fair share of important games playing "small ball".
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