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Postby acsguitar » Thu May 17, 2007 1:21 pm

mkultra wrote:A small bit of clarification- Milledge is not the main artist on the track. The main rapper is "Manny D" and he's credited as "Featuring L Millz".

As co-owner of the label that released the track, he's just keepin' it real, ya know?


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Postby SpecialFNK » Thu May 17, 2007 4:33 pm

if the Mets are looking to trade "L Millz" and other teams want to say this story makes him less valuable, then i guess i could see the Mets having concerns ..but i dont think they can issue any sort of discipline over this.
if he was on another team in a different market this might not have even been a story.
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Postby fezzik » Thu May 17, 2007 8:05 pm

samjerky wrote:
fezzik wrote:It blows my mind that there would be some sort of disciplinary action taken against him...and that this is even a newsworthy story. :-°


Because they're selling the image of baseball. So it really shouldn't blow your mind at all - it's clear why they're doing it.


Oh, but it does...blow my mind that is.

I suppose if there's something in his contract that explicity states he can't cuss on a rap album...

If he's using his association with the MLB in order to sell it (but he's using some pseudonym as opposed to his real name...), and using the Mets logo or MLB logo on the album cover or something...I could see the league and/or team taking issue with that.
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Postby samjerky » Thu May 17, 2007 8:21 pm

LOL :-] OK I see your point, but the fact of the matter is the guy is affiliated with them, and part of what they control is how his image affects the team. I think it's the same thing as Pacman. What he does off the court really has no impact at all on the team. But, still suspended by the league.
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Postby fezzik » Thu May 17, 2007 8:40 pm

samjerky wrote:LOL :-] OK I see your point, but the fact of the matter is the guy is affiliated with them, and part of what they control is how his image affects the team. I think it's the same thing as Pacman. What he does off the court really has no impact at all on the team. But, still suspended by the league.


Pacman seemed to be associated with more of a...criminal element...but yes, I do understand your point. However, there's a huge irony to me regarding this situation...I mean...who would have heard this album if the Mets didn't get upset about his contribution? Who would have made the connection that L-Millz was Milledge? Not many...but now it's a story, and more people will know about these explicit lyrics and their association with a Mets player...which is, I can only assume, what the Mets are trying to avoid.

I'm still not sure who cares though...perhaps Milledge's girl (assuming he's being verbally abusive to women in the lyrics)? Who or what would think less of the Mets for Milledge's association with questionable rap lyrics? :-?

I plan on owning my own business someday, and this just isn't something that I'd be upset about. If they brought it to work with them, then yes... B-)
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Postby Amazinz » Thu May 17, 2007 10:50 pm

I am not sure what RotoWorld is basing their blurb on. They provided no source for the comment. There was an article about it in the NY Times and when asked the Mets provided an official statement: We disapprove of the content, language and message of this recording, which does not represent the views of the New York Mets. That's it. The Mets didn't make a big deal about it and Milledge is not in danger of receiving any punishment from the Mets.

Personally I don't approve of this type of trash but it's not like he's in a video wearing a Mets uniform. What he does in his own life is his business. But the people he has surrounding him should be protecting him better. If he pans out in NY he stands to make a lot of money above and beyond his baseball salary and creating this type of image will just hurt him in the long run.
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Postby Snakes Gould » Thu May 17, 2007 11:39 pm

Amazinz wrote:I am not sure what RotoWorld is basing their blurb on. They provided no source for the comment. There was an article about it in the NY Times and when asked the Mets provided an official statement: We disapprove of the content, language and message of this recording, which does not represent the views of the New York Mets. That's it. The Mets didn't make a big deal about it and Milledge is not in danger of receiving any punishment from the Mets.

Personally I don't approve of this type of trash but it's not like he's in a video wearing a Mets uniform. What he does in his own life is his business. But the people he has surrounding him should be protecting him better. If he pans out in NY he stands to make a lot of money above and beyond his baseball salary and creating this type of image will just hurt him in the long run.


very very good points here. i didnt even think about that ;-D
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri May 18, 2007 1:00 am

Oh, no, does that mean he's now a n***** guy?

Just like

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Postby acsguitar » Fri May 18, 2007 1:06 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:Oh, no, does that mean he's now a n***** guy?

Just like

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