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Postby Super Manny » Sun May 13, 2007 8:19 pm

Best one yet. God bless you, Rotoworld. ;-D :-D

Jack Cust hit a three-run homer off Fernando Cabrera with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 10-7 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Barry Bonds, David Ortiz, Vladimir Guerrero... There are some major league hitters you just can't let beat you in the late innings of a close game. Chief among them all, however, is almost certainly Jack Cust. Cust would have gotten his chance years ago, but every GM in baseball knew that to use him was to risk shaking the very foundation of the game. That Cust has had to wait until 28 for regular playing time will probably prevent him from reaching 1,000 career homers, which is a shame. Still, 500 is very much in reach, perhaps by the end of the season.
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Postby gostanford07 » Sun May 13, 2007 8:31 pm

Super Manny wrote:Best one yet. God bless you, Rotoworld. ;-D :-D

Jack Cust hit a three-run homer off Fernando Cabrera with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the A's a 10-7 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Barry Bonds, David Ortiz, Vladimir Guerrero... There are some major league hitters you just can't let beat you in the late innings of a close game. Chief among them all, however, is almost certainly Jack Cust. Cust would have gotten his chance years ago, but every GM in baseball knew that to use him was to risk shaking the very foundation of the game. That Cust has had to wait until 28 for regular playing time will probably prevent him from reaching 1,000 career homers, which is a shame. Still, 500 is very much in reach, perhaps by the end of the season.


Was just about to offer that one up. Not bad.
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Postby Rotoworld » Wed May 16, 2007 10:48 am

It is a bunch of guys that write the blurbs. The one that writes the majority of these funny ones is Matthew Pouliot.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed May 16, 2007 10:50 am

I think some of them are funny, but a lot of the times they try WAY too hard and it gets annoying. I hope they put a limit of 2-3 jokes per day.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Wed May 16, 2007 11:01 am

Fanball has some decent joke ones too
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Postby Lordrevolution » Wed May 16, 2007 11:02 am

slomo007 wrote:I think some of them are funny, but a lot of the times they try WAY too hard and it gets annoying. I hope they put a limit of 2-3 jokes per day.


The jokes aren't just for you, ya know. Imagine having to rewrite every little bit of news info about every possible thing that happened during one day of baseball. Can get pretty tedious.
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Postby slomo007 » Wed May 16, 2007 11:44 am

Lordrevolution wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I think some of them are funny, but a lot of the times they try WAY too hard and it gets annoying. I hope they put a limit of 2-3 jokes per day.


The jokes aren't just for you, ya know. Imagine having to rewrite every little bit of news info about every possible thing that happened during one day of baseball. Can get pretty tedious.


I'm sure it can, but does that mean you have to print the jokes after you write them?

I love your site, but I don't go there for comedy. I go there for news, and the more rubbish I have to sift through the more time it takes me to get the news I need.
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Postby zepfan » Wed May 16, 2007 11:52 am

slomo007 wrote:
Lordrevolution wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I think some of them are funny, but a lot of the times they try WAY too hard and it gets annoying. I hope they put a limit of 2-3 jokes per day.


The jokes aren't just for you, ya know. Imagine having to rewrite every little bit of news info about every possible thing that happened during one day of baseball. Can get pretty tedious.


I'm sure it can, but does that mean you have to print the jokes after you write them?

I love your site, but I don't go there for comedy. I go there for news, and the more rubbish I have to sift through the more time it takes me to get the news I need.


Couldn't agree more. I think some of the jokes can be funny, but sometimes they take away from actual helpful info. I once read about a prospect and the blurb writer mentioned that he couldn't hit a beachball. As (un)funny as that was, I would rather know that he can't hit a curveball/slider/whatever than hear a joke.
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Postby TonyCee » Wed May 16, 2007 1:51 pm

slomo007 wrote:
Lordrevolution wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I think some of them are funny, but a lot of the times they try WAY too hard and it gets annoying. I hope they put a limit of 2-3 jokes per day.


The jokes aren't just for you, ya know. Imagine having to rewrite every little bit of news info about every possible thing that happened during one day of baseball. Can get pretty tedious.


I'm sure it can, but does that mean you have to print the jokes after you write them?

I love your site, but I don't go there for comedy. I go there for news, and the more rubbish I have to sift through the more time it takes me to get the news I need.


WOW, well if you don't like sifting through the site for news, then don't use it ;-7

Or, even a better idea, build your own site with sports news and have no jokes on it. ;-D
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Postby slomo007 » Wed May 16, 2007 1:52 pm

TonyCee wrote:
slomo007 wrote:
Lordrevolution wrote:
slomo007 wrote:I think some of them are funny, but a lot of the times they try WAY too hard and it gets annoying. I hope they put a limit of 2-3 jokes per day.


The jokes aren't just for you, ya know. Imagine having to rewrite every little bit of news info about every possible thing that happened during one day of baseball. Can get pretty tedious.


I'm sure it can, but does that mean you have to print the jokes after you write them?

I love your site, but I don't go there for comedy. I go there for news, and the more rubbish I have to sift through the more time it takes me to get the news I need.


WOW, well if you don't like sifting through the site for news, then don't use it ;-7

Or, even a better idea, build your own site with sports news and have no jokes on it. ;-D


That's what Rotoworld used to be....helpful. :-[

edit: that was a little harsh...it's still useful, but it has taken a big step down over the past few months, IMO.
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