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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:40 pm

Since he's obviously such a big jerk, I'm dropping him to like #15 on my draft list. Take that Albert. :-t ;-7
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Postby Strasil42 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:48 pm

bigh0rt wrote:Something tells me if this story was about A-Rod, the bias of this article would go un-noticed...


While I know you are obsessed with the Yankees, lets try to keep this thread on topic.

:-t :-t
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Postby Tavish » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:19 pm

DK wrote:Something tells me there's more to this story than meets the eye.

Like Pujols's comment was in sarcasm or something.


You couldn't be more right.

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/14630353.htm

Its a complete hack job by Wright Thompson taking things that were quoted in a laughing and joking context and making them out to be scathing attacks.

KC Star article wrote:“He said I wasn’t going to make the big leagues,” Pujols said, laughing, in the Cardinals clubhouse. “That’s why he got fired.”


Why did he get fired, if it wasn't for making Pujols upset?


“We made some decisions to go into a different direction in our scouting,” said Cardinals general manager Walt Jocketty. “We rearranged some of our scouts, we let a few go, we hired a few ones, and Dave was a casualty of that restructure of our scouting. There were some scouts who were less productive than others.”
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Postby DK » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:22 pm

Thanks for the real story, Tav. God, I hate sportswriters sometimes...
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:32 pm

FalcoAtL wrote:
George_Foreman wrote:What a stupid story. EVERYONE pass on Pujols; no body saw his dominance coming. If anything, it should be a cautionary tale about how even today's modern, SABRmetric methods can still fail to predict something as great as Albert Pujols.


Very nicely put. ;-D



Except that it shows nothing of the sort. "Today's modern SABRmetric methods" weren't even being used to evaluate players for the draft at this time.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Oct 26, 2006 7:31 pm

Pujols plays baseball thats his job
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Postby bigh0rt » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:12 am

Strasil42 wrote:
bigh0rt wrote:Something tells me if this story was about A-Rod, the bias of this article would go un-noticed...


While I know you are obsessed with the Yankees, lets try to keep this thread on topic.

:-t :-t


You're a classy guy.

What I was doing was pointing out that because this article was about Albert Pujols, people are quick to jump about it being one-sided and biased (which Tavish seemed to later prove) -- however, if it were about Alex Rodriguez, people would simply be replying with "What a jerk!" and not considering any other side to said story.

Man, ya lose in the ALDS and things start gettin' a little crazy... :-°
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Postby wrveres » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:02 am

acsguitar wrote:Pujols plays baseball thats his job


:-?
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:33 pm

wrveres wrote:
acsguitar wrote:Pujols plays baseball thats his job


:-?


I'm just saying. Thats his job his job isn't to be nice to people. Its to play baseball.

If the press wants to talk to him about things outside of his play on the filed so be it.

He can be a jerk. He's a ball player I pay to watch him playbaseball not to hear about how he made a Walmart employee cry
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Postby soxfan364 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:36 pm

Speaking of Albert, it sure seems like he is having a quiet World Series. He had the HR in game one, and is always being walked it seems.

I just had to look at the stats, he's 2 for 12, 1 HR, 2 RBI. Not that I blame Leyland for walking him, I'd do the same....
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