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Postby stumpak » Fri May 26, 2006 9:25 am

I would be crying too if I had to manage a team put together by Bowden. Guzman is getting a gazillion dollars to sit on the DL and hits like a 10 year old girl even when healthy. It is frusturating managing a crappy team, but even more frusturating when you knwo the team could have been a lot better if resources had been allocated more wisely.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri May 26, 2006 10:17 am

Robinson is a tough but fair guy. Anybody remember the incident in Montreal when he called to the bullpen and the pitcher tried to leave the mound before the reliever got there? Robinson grabbed the guy by the arm and dragged him back to the mound like he was a 3 yr old, to wait for the reliever. :-D

Robinson's got a lot of respect for the game.
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Postby nsulham » Fri May 26, 2006 10:28 am

I remember a game in SF last year I think it was where they totally botched an infield fly or something like that and Frank came out but not so much to argue but to yell at his player. It was hilarious watching him storm off muttering to himself.
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Postby garf112 » Fri May 26, 2006 11:01 am

Crying? That's kind of ridiculous. He had to pull his catcher. Not a big deal.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri May 26, 2006 11:04 am

garf112 wrote:Crying? That's kind of ridiculous. He had to pull his catcher. Not a big deal.


Jason Bay saw it on TV and he cried too.
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Postby Matthias » Fri May 26, 2006 11:05 am

Big Pimpin wrote:He is a quality human being. Not much else I can say about it... ;-D


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Postby Pochucker » Fri May 26, 2006 11:20 am

I think Frank Robinson is great for baseball. Wish there were more old school guyslike him in the game. If you could have only seen him play -- tough hard nosed, what a competitor. Had some of the greatest years I have seen by a player.
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Postby Richie Rich » Fri May 26, 2006 12:02 pm

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Postby The Loveable Losers » Fri May 26, 2006 12:06 pm

garf112 wrote:Crying? That's kind of ridiculous. He had to pull his catcher. Not a big deal.


It is a big deal to a guy that respects the traditions of the game. You don't make a defensive replacement mid-inning. It's basically calling out the guy in front of the fans and saying "you suck so badly I can't let you finish this inning in the field". Robinson understood that he'd put LeCroy into a situation that he just doesn't have the ability to deal with and he felt terrible about having to show LeCroy up by pulling him out of the game. He was a stand-up guy after the game and showed that he's a real class act. And I definitely feel badly for both of them...the Astros were making LeCroy look terrible at a position he's just not that good at playing. Since catcher isn't his main position you can't really hold his crappiness there against him but it doesn't make him feel any better as all of that was going on. And you can't blaim the Astros - they were just trying to win a game.
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Postby moochman » Fri May 26, 2006 12:09 pm

Probably just me, but I am tired of all the crying going on.

Get a grip. Frank, you were forced to play a guy who can't throw at Catcher. What did you think was going to happen? So you pull the guy. So what? It's not a big deal...well maybe now it is because of all the tearshed over it. LeCroy has to be totally embarrassed now that the world has seen how distruaght you were over it.
What ever happened to sucking it up and being a man? Just tell it like it is, you had to pull your catcher and you are sorry for putting him in a position to fail. Then move the ef on, leave the tears and melodrama for the soaps.
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