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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:22 pm

The funny thing is that we always get on sports figures for not speaking their minds and he does it and is hated by many. I hated him as a manager but respected his knowledge of the game. He actually grew on me in the studio.
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Postby Justise » Tue Nov 04, 2003 7:03 pm

I just disliked how much Peter Gammons started to kiss his ass.

Love peters work though.
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Postby stevelabny » Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:10 pm

bobby v was a GREAT addition to ESPN. he has everything you could ask for in a studio-guy. knowledge, charisma, a sense of humor, and the ability to speak english (lost on many current athletes-turned-announcers)

day one on the job he said "I don't like Mike Piazza cuz he's italian... I like Mike Piazza cuz I'M italian"

How can you not like a guy with a sense of humor like that?

He will be sorely missed. BBTN will have problems filling his shoes.
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Postby Shitney™ » Tue Nov 04, 2003 9:23 pm

the only guy i ever really listen to is harold reynolds
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Postby wrveres » Tue Nov 04, 2003 10:54 pm

stevelabny wrote:day one on the job he said "I don't like Mike Piazza cuz he's italian... I like Mike Piazza cuz I'M italian"

How can you not like a guy with a sense of humor like that?


I can't even begin to tell you how funny that is not. :-o
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Postby wrveres » Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:47 am

David Wells has not ruled out pitching next season and he may end up back in pinstripes, too. But if his injured back forces him to retire from baseball, there may be a way for him to remain in the game.
Officials from ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" show have reached out to Wells about replacing Bobby Valentine, according to a person close to the lefthander.



:-) Good Pick ..... ;-D Tons of personality. Wonder if he will show up drunk. 8-o
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri Nov 07, 2003 3:55 am

wrveres wrote:
David Wells has not ruled out pitching next season and he may end up back in pinstripes, too. But if his injured back forces him to retire from baseball, there may be a way for him to remain in the game.
Officials from ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" show have reached out to Wells about replacing Bobby Valentine, according to a person close to the lefthander.



:-) Good Pick ..... ;-D Tons of personality. Wonder if he will show up drunk. 8-o


Me, too. If he retired and worked on BBTN, I would welcome it. I like it when they get guys to speak their minds rather than the same monotone guys.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Nov 07, 2003 4:20 am

Lofunzo wrote:
wrveres wrote:
David Wells has not ruled out pitching next season and he may end up back in pinstripes, too. But if his injured back forces him to retire from baseball, there may be a way for him to remain in the game.
Officials from ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" show have reached out to Wells about replacing Bobby Valentine, according to a person close to the lefthander.



:-) Good Pick ..... ;-D Tons of personality. Wonder if he will show up drunk. 8-o


Me, too. If he retired and worked on BBTN, I would welcome it. I like it when they get guys to speak their minds rather than the same monotone guys.


he would/could be the next "Charles Barkley"

Good call ESPN ;-D
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Postby DK » Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:15 am

wrveres wrote:he would/could be the next "Charles Barkley"

Good call ESPN ;-D


Unfortunately, he could also be the next Rush Limbaugh.
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Postby Madison » Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:21 am

wrveres wrote:
David Wells has not ruled out pitching next season and he may end up back in pinstripes, too. But if his injured back forces him to retire from baseball, there may be a way for him to remain in the game.
Officials from ESPN's "Baseball Tonight" show have reached out to Wells about replacing Bobby Valentine, according to a person close to the lefthander.



:-) Good Pick ..... ;-D Tons of personality. Wonder if he will show up drunk. 8-o


NO! I don't want to listen to David Wells. :~(
Yes doctor, I am sick.
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